Botanical: Miscanthus sinensis 'Little Kitten'
Common: Ornamental Grass
General Characteristics: Deer Resistant, Dwarf Plant and Waterwise. This eulalia grass cultivar is a dwarf, ornamental grass which typically forms a foliage clump to only 15" tall of pointed, arching, narrow, green leaves. Showy, cascading flower plumes (silvery-white with pink or reddish tinges) appear in August on stalks rising well above the foliage to a height of 30". Flowers give way to light beige seeds, with the continuing flower effect of the plumes lasting well into winter. Good fresh cut or dried flower.
Ornamental Grasses are gaining in popularity all over the U.S. due to their undemanding nature and long lasting, year round beauty. There is nothing that adds such interesting forms, textures and movement to a garden, than with this diverse plant group. They can be planted along banks of ponds, incorporated into perennial gardens, grouped together, utilized as a ground cover along walkways, paths or on steep banks. They aren't fussy about soil requirements, are drought tolerant as well as insect and disease resistant.
Use: Provides color and contrast to the perennial border, meadow or wild garden almost year-round. Dwarf size makes this an interesting specimen for rock gardens and small areas. May be massed, grouped or grown as a small accent or specimen.