Miscanthus sinensis 'Little Zebra'
A neat and tidy appearance, ease of maintenance, and reliable bloom makes this one of the most popular new 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 1 foot above the foliage, then change 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. Height: 3-4 Feet Spread: 2-3 Feet Flower Color: Purple/Red shades Foliage Color: Variegated Sun or Shade?: Full sun to part shade Need critter resistant plants?: Deer resistant *Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.