Miscanthus sinensis 'Little Kitten'

Maiden Grass

Tips for Homeowners:

Cut back to the ground in late winter or early spring before new growth appears.

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This dwarf variety of Maiden Grass has the same beauty and hardiness as the taller varieties, but the size and form give it a twist that is fun to watch, like a kitten.

  • Attractive blonde flowers
  • Vibrant gold fall foliage
  • Low maintenance

Grasses are perfect as an accent in the perennial border, screening, waterside or on their own in the landscape.

Height: 2-3 ft
Spread: 2-3 ft
Zone: 5-9
Color: Tan

Interesting Notes about Maiden Grass:

Grasses offer architecture, movement and beauty in the landscape throughout the year. Ornamentally we are enchanted with their arching foliage and airy pink blossoms. We get to enjoy the contrast of their leaves with frost and snow, and then are happy to start all over again in the spring. 

Characteristics & Attributes


  • Mass Planting
  • Dried Flower/Foliage
  • Low Maintenance
  • Great Foliage
  • Border or Bed
  • Fast Growing
  • Ornamental Grass
  • Naturalizing
  • Edging
  • Winter Interest
  • Cut Flower/ Foliage
  • Fall Color
  • Specimen

Foliage Color:

  • Green
  • Gold


  • Full Sun

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant


  • Mounding

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Fall
  • Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Fall

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water