Miscanthus sinensis 'Little Zebra'

Maiden Grass


Tips for Homeowners:

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

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The stripes of gold in the the foliage will be what stands out in the landscape until it begins to flower.

  • Beautiful red-purple plumes age to tan in the winter
  • Foliage has gold banding all season
  • Low maintenance

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

Height: 3-4 ft
Spread: 2-3 ft
Zone: 5-9
Color: Red, 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


  • Border or Bed
  • Fall Color
  • Specimen
  • Winter Interest
  • Cut Flower/ Foliage
  • Long Blooming
  • Great Foliage
  • Dried Flower/Foliage
  • Low Maintenance

Foliage Color:

  • Green
  • Yellow
  • Variegated


  • Full Sun

Critter Resistance:

  • Rabbit Resistant
  • Deer Resistant


  • Upright

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer
  • Fall

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Fall

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water