Little Zebra Maiden Grass (Miscanthus sinensis ‘Little Zebra’)

Little Zebra Maiden Grass

Add a wild ornamental accent grass throughout your garden! This dwarf Zebra Grass makes a huge impact, yet stays quite tame and well-behaved. Versatile modern Little Zebra Maiden Grass (Miscanthus sinensis ‘Little Zebra’) is a fantastic warm-season Ornamental Grass with funky foliage. Each dark green blade is striped with glowing gold bands that catch the sunshine!

Little Zebra forms a dense clump, which presents a neat appearance. But you’ll really love the vibrant green foliage that grows first up and then out from the crown. Accept all the compliments this noteworthy grass will garner for you. It’s both sophisticated and light-hearted all growing season long!

As if the exceptionally decorative foliage weren’t enough, six-inch-long red plumes shoot up to 4 feet high above the colorful foliage in late summer. As the seeds mature, the plumes transition to a creamy shade that provides welcome winter interest.

Little Zebra Maiden Grass is a sterling example of what a warm-season Ornamental Grass should be. It’s not only hardy and easy to care for but will present a head-turning display in your yard. Growing throughout USDA hardiness zones 5 to 9, these are widely adaptable to any sunny, well-drained location!

Planting and Application:

Plant Little Zebra as accents along the length of your perennial bed to bring a graceful sense of motion to your planting. Use several along a pond or patio, or add a mass planting on a hilly slope. These are perfect as specimens and light up the border garden and planting bed with their striped leaves!

This Ornamental Maiden Grass is also spectacular for mass plantings and creating drifts of lively motion and color! Screen off your pool seating, and create garden rooms that whisk you away with their motion, white noise, and color! Try Little Zebra as a filler and spiller in large containers and planters anywhere in the sun! Miscanthus is a natural for use in Rain Gardens or at the pond’s edge as they are softening the stones in Rock Gardens!

  • Bi-Color Foliage Features Unique Golden Horizontal Bands
  • Gorgeous Flowers Start Red & Age to Creamy Tan
  • Upright Dwarf Maiden Grass
  • Compact Choice Fits Perfectly in Small Space Gardens
  • Grow in Deep Outdoor Containers
  • Leave Standing for Winter Interest
  • Terrific Gift Plant, Screening, En Masse & Specimen

Tips For Care

Doing very best in full sun, Huron Sunrise tolerates some shade but won’t be as strong and upright, possibly even falling flat. It will grow in almost any soil, from loose sand to heavy clay. Miscanthus is easy to grow and is a good choice for beginners. Adaptable to salt, drought and it’s impressively hardy, tolerant, and resistant! Deer and rabbits rarely bother it.

An urban tolerant warm-season grass, Huron Sunrise won’t start growing until the soil temperature warms up so have a bit of patience. Prune before growth starts to appear in early spring and remove built-up leaves and debris from the center.

  • Full Sun & Partial Shade
  • Grows Anywhere, Even in Wet Soil
  • Plant in Well-Drained Soil
  • Adaptable To a Wide-Range of Conditions
  • Prune Early Spring
  • Urban Tolerant

Put easy-care Little Zebra Maiden Grass to work and use it to astonish your garden guests!

Little Zebra Maiden Grass (Miscanthus sinensis ‘Little Zebra’) Details

Common name Little Zebra Maiden Grass
Botanical name Miscanthus sinensis 'Little Zebra'
Plant type Perennial
Hardiness zone 5-9
Growth rate Medium
Height 3 - 4 ft.
Width 2 - 3 ft.
Sunlight Full Sun
Moisture Medium
Soil condition Well Drained
Pollinator-friendly No
Pruning time Early Spring
Flower color Wine/Purple
Leaf color Variegated/Striped