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Miscanthus sinensis
Porcupine Grass

Miscanthus sinensis 'Zebrinus' -  Zebra Grass


Miscanthus is a group of ornamental grasses that make excellent perennials. They are clump forming plants with reed-like stems and leaves that are narrow and arch to the ground. The flower heads are puffy plumes that form in late summer to fall and make good cut or dried flowers. Most species are moderately frost hardy. Miscanthus sinensis 'Strictus' is an attractive ornamental grass with an upright growth habit that can add structure to the landscape. The 4" long x 3/4" wide green leaves display horizontal golden banding from the base to the tip. This gives the leaves the look of porcupine quills giving this plant it's common name Porcupine Grass. From fall to spring reddish-brown to copper colored plumes reach out a foot above the foliage. These plumes put on a great show but also are good for cut flowers or dried arrangements. 'Strictus' is cultivar that looks very similar to 'Zebrinus'. 'Zebrinus' has a more arching growth habit compared to the more upright habit of 'Strictus'. Miscanthus sinensis 'Strictus' can be planted near the edge of water features since it can tolerate boggy conditions. At maturity this grass will reach 4-9' in height with a 2-6' spread.

Hardiness: USDA Zones 5-9
Plant Use: Grass
Exposure: Sun
Water Requirements: Low to Medium

Good for sunny locations Great for dry locations the Nile

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