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Ornamental Grass, Miscanthus sinensis ‘Little Kitten’

Miscanthus sinensis ‘Little Kitten’ is a dwarf maiden grass. This is one of the shortest Miscanthus, and looks a lot like a miniature form of ‘Gracillimus’. It is a great choice for small areas. The showy, pink & creamy-white cascading flower plumes are numerous and tend to be held closer to the green foliage than some other varieties. Its Narrow leaves are soft and slightly pendulous producing a lush foliage clump, turning gold in fall. Blond flower spikes just inches above the plant remain through the winter. ‘Little Kitten’ is a perfect size for decorative ceramic pots and a great single specimen grass.


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Plant Details +

Size #1
Height 1-3'
Spacing 1-1.5' wide
Hardiness Zones 5-9
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade
Foliage Green
Flower Creamy white and Pink
Bloomtime Aug.-Feb.

General Information +

Botanical: Miscanthus sinensis 'Little Kitten'

Common: Ornamental Grass

Family: Poaceae

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.

Planting/Care Instructions +

Pests or Diseases: No serious insect or disease problems.

Planting Instructions: Dig a hole large enough to hold the roots. Fill the hole with water and position the plant so the crown (where the root meets the stem) is just slightly below the soil line. Fill the hole with soil and water again. A slow release fertilizer may be used each spring, though it's not necessary.