Little Zebra, sometimes commonly called dwarf zebra grass, is a compact cultivar that typically grows in a clump, and is noted for its compact size, upright form, horizontally-banded foliage and wine-purple flower plumes. Leaf blades feature, at irregular intervals, distinctive horizontal yellow bands that retain good coloration throughout the growing season. Flowers appear above the foliage in late summer. Tiny flowers emerge gray-purple with the plumes having an overall wine-purple coloration. As seeds begin to form, the flower/seed plumes fade to creamy tan, often providing some winter interest.
Versatile dwarf ornamental grass. Often used as accent, specimen, grouping or mass. Can be used in borders, meadows, wild gardens, cottage gardens, naturalized areas.
Full sun to part shade
Size: 3-4 feet tall, 2-3 feet spread at age