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Miscanthus ‘Little Miss’

Miscanthus = ‘Little Miss’

Grasses continue to grow in demand as landscape design moves from less formal to more naturalistic forms.

Miscanthus sinensis ‘Little Miss’ is a stunning variety of from German breeder client Klaus Menzel with more than a few outstanding qualities.

Origin: Germany

Description / Plant Notes:

  • Narrow arching foliage emerges green in spring developing carmine and purple tones from early May with the strongest coloring in October and November
  • Clump centers remain fresh green for a lovely two-tone effect
  • Reddish flower heads sports buff seed heads from July-October for a long season of interest
  • Vigorous, easy-care, drought tolerant once established
  • USDA Zone 4 (-30°F or -34°C)
  • Tidy clumping compact habit, 2′-3′ height and width at maturity
  • Excellent for containers, borders and modern landscape plantings

Patent Status: PP 28,849

PK Sheet
USDA Zone: 4
Height: 24 to 36-inches
61 to 91-centimeters
Spread: 24 to 36-inches
61 to 91-centimeters
Seasons: Summer, Late Summer
Flower Colors: Soft cream - tan
Foliage Colors: Dark Green, Bronze, Maroon, Pink-burgundy, Red, Dark Purple
Light Levels: Full-Sun, Partial-Sun
Growth Habit: Tidy Clumping, Upright-arching
Usage: Container Gardens, Containers, Garden border, Landscapes, Mass landscape planting, Modern landscape, Pots
Patent Status: PP 28,849
Origin: Germany

Grower Culture

General:
 
Media: Well-draining media
pH: 5.8pH to 6.3pH
Fertilization: Low | 100 ppm
Light: High
Water: Well-Drained to Moderate
 
Propagation:
 
Rooting Temp: -1°F | -18°C
 
Finishing:
 
Growing Temp Day: 70°F to 75°F | 21°C to 21°C
Growing Temp Night: 55°F to 60°F | 13°C to 13°C
Pinching: No - Prune as needed
 
Crop Timing from Rooted Liners:
 
1-gallon: 8 to 12-weeks with 1 ppp
3-gallon: 12 to 16-weeks with 1 ppp