Little Miss Maiden Grass

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There is a revolution happening right now in home gardening. Not a big revolution. A small one. With so many people moving from the suburbs back into urban spaces, there is a trend of finding beautiful, small - even dwarf - plants to fit the smaller gardens! And now we have a strikingly beautiful solution for you! The Little Miss Maiden Grass (Miscanthus sinensis 'Little Miss') has all of the great traits of the well-loved Miscanthus Grasses and puts them in a small, but mighty, package.

Something these small gardens often lack is the motion and grandeur of their larger cousins since so many of the American prairie grasses are big and bold! They simply take up too much space. That all changes with the colorful, swishing, swaying motion of Little Miss! Red flowers shoot up for more color and interest and are great for floral arrangements.

Little Miss is a warm-season grass that has green, lush, graceful foliage that emerges in the later spring. As the summer wears on, the outer foliage turns brilliant red and purple that just intensifies in the fall, taking on reds, burgundies and purples. The foliage near the center, stays green, which gives a neat two-tone effect. In autumn, red flowers give way to buff-colored seed heads that hold through the winter. Wait until you see it backlit by the sun. It will make you stop in your tracks!

Planting and Application:

Plant a small drift of Little Miss to imitate the color and movement of the prairie, or just plant one individually to animate your border. Its small size is just right for decorative ceramic pots or balcony window boxes. Use as graceful edging along the fronts of your garden's beds and borders. Likewise, Little Miss is a beautiful spiller in containers and planters.

Plant en masse for hardy and adaptable displays and in rows for low privacy and property definition. Use as bird-friendly cover and nesting and let naturalize large areas for wildlife-friendly gardening. Use on hillsides and slopes for erosion control and prevent any need for dangerous mowing and maintenance.

  • Green & Red Arching Grassy Foliage
  • Dwarf Sized Warm-Season Grass
  • Reddish Seed Heads
  • Very Easy Care & Fast Growing
  • Great for Containers & Small-Space Gardens
  • Wildlife & Bird-Friendly

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Little Miss Maiden Grass loves the full sun and grows quickly in well-drained soil that's moderately moist while they're first establishing. After these are drought-tolerant and low-maintenance perennial grasses. Prune in very early spring to clean the mound and remove old foliage. Warm-season grasses may green up later in the spring, but really shine once the hot, dry summer weather kicks in!

  • Full Sun
  • Adaptable to About Any Well-Drained Soil
  • Moderate Moisture - Drought Tolerant Once Established
  • Prune Early Spring
  • Deer Resistant

Soft flowing and refined texture, plus vibrant two-tone color, the Little Miss Maiden Grass is a fantastic space-saving ornamental! Order enough for your next landscaping project from today!

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

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters 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
Size Volume
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
Size Volume
#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
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 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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Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Little Miss Maiden Grass Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Miscanthus sinensis 'Little Miss'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 2 - 3 feet
Mature Spread 1 - 4 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Fast
Foliage Color Purple
Fall Color Red, Burgundy / Purple
Pollinator Friendly No