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Scientific Name: Miscanthus sinensis 'Little Kitten'
Pronunciation: miss-KAN-thuss sye-NEN-siss
Common Name: Little Kitten maiden grass
Family Name: Poaceae
Plant Type: Poales (grass-like)
Key ID Features: Small for maiden grass - only up to 60 cm tall in flower; leaves mid-green with white midrib.
Course(s): Hort 2355

Form: Vase
Texture: Fine
Mature Size:
Height:0.2 - 0.4m
Spread:0.3 - 0.6m
Growth Rate:Moderate
Origin: Garden origin, S.E. Asia / Japan / China
Hardiness Rating: Zone 4: (-34 to -29 C)
Exposure: Full sun
Soil/ Growing Medium:
Landscape Uses: Perennial border, Rock garden
Additional Info: Google
Little Kitten maiden grass
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Grass-like
Arrangement: Alternate, Basal
Texture/ Venation: Parallel venation, Soft flexible
Surfaces: Glabrous
Colour in Fall: Yellow, Brown
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Linear
Apices: Acuminate
Bases: Sheathing
Margins: Serrulate

Inflorescence Type: Panicle-like, Spikelet
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:0
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Showy, Dark-red
Flower Time at Peak: Aug, Sep
Additional Info: Spiklets arranged in panicles.
Fruit Type: Grain (caryopsis)
Fruit Colour: Silver, Brown
Fruiting Time: Oct, Nov
Additional Info: Showy, Not encough heat for seed to mature in BC.

Bark or Stem Colour:
Organ Modifications: Rhizomes

Pest Susceptibility: Pest resistant, Disease resistant
(GRB) GRass Bed
(GRBE) GRass Bed East : q.2
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