Little Zebra Maiden Grass
Versatile Ornamental Grass
Little Zebra Maiden Grass, Miscanthus sinensis 'Little Zebra', is an ornamental grass with versatile features. Plant one of these for an accent in your perennial bed, several along a pond or patio, or en masse on a hilly slope. One of the sterling features of this “little” grass is its versatility!
Your Little Zebra Maiden Grass is an exceptional example of what an ornamental grass should be. It’s not only hardy and easy to care for, but will present a head-turning display in your yard. Little Zebra forms a dense clump creating a neat appearance. The vibrant green foliage reaches up and out, each long, thin leaf sporting horizontal lines of a yellow hue. The bi-color effect in your landscape is sure to be exquisite.
As if the decorative foliage weren't enough, 6-inch purple plumes shoot up above the colorful leaves in late summer, reaching a total height of 2-feet above the foliage! As the seeds mature, the plumes transition to a creamy shade and the foliage fades, remaining a lovely point of interest for your winter landscape.
Little Zebra Maiden Grass is a dwarf variety that will grow up to 4 feet tall, with a flowering plum reaching 2 feet above that. Its spread is about 3-feet wide. It’s a relatively hardy grass, drought resistant (when established), and adaptive to a variety of conditions.
With so many ornamental grasses on the market, it can be difficult to choose the best for your landscape. Little Zebra Maiden Grass will give you the opportunity to have a bi-color grass that is not only compact and easy to care for, but also offers vibrant color for your yard spring through fall, and even some delicate color and texture in the winter months.
* Bi-color foliage
* Winter interest
* Late season flower
* Great for containers
* Deer resistant
* Adaptive to a variety of conditions
* Urban tolerant
Buying Options for Plants
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
- Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
- Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.
Nature Hills Container Size by Volume
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|3.5" Container||Equal to||.67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Equal to||.87 dry quart / .96 dry liter in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Brand||Nature Hills Nursery|
|Botanical Name||Miscanthus sinensis 'Little Zebra'|
|Mature Height||3 - 4 feet|
|Mature Spread||2 - 3 feet|
|Soil Type||Well Drained|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Flower Color||Reddish Purple|