Flower Color:Purple-red shades
Sunlight:Full Sun (> 6 hrs. Direct Sun), Part Shade (4-6 hrs. Direct Sun)
Water Requirements:Average Water Needs, Consistent Water Needs
Soil Quality:Poor Soil Quality, Average Soil Quality
Soil Chemistry:Acidic Soil (pH < 7.0), Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)
Critter Resistant:Deer Resistant
Seasonal Interest:Dried Seed Heads
Garden Style:Patio Container, Eclectic, Rain Garden, Rock Garden
Other Features:Border Plant, Container, Cut Flower, Cut Foliage, Dried Flower, Easy To Grow, Mass Planting, Specimen, Focal Point
Ease of maintenance and reliable bloom makes this one of the most popular ornamental grasses on the market. Though it looks like M. 'Zebrinus' with its distinctive gold banding, this variety is shorter, more upright, and keeps its color all season.
'Little Zebra' flowers reliably every year in late summer, even when the weather is unusually cool. The lovely reddish purple plumes are held about 1' above the foliage, changing to a creamy tan color in winter.
Miscanthus is versatile from a design standpoint; it can be used as a specimen, for massing or screening, in large containers, or at the pond's edge. Plant this grass where its wonderful winter interest can be enjoyed.