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Miscanthus sinensis 'Malepartus'

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
miss-KANTH-us sih-NEN-sis mal-eh-PAR-tus
Description

A very graceful and colorful grass that has wider leaves than Graziella; gold fall color with orange and red tones.

 

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#arching#showy flowers#full sun#drought tolerant#resistant#cpp#deer resistant#attractive foliage#poor soils tolerant
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#arching#showy flowers#full sun#drought tolerant#resistant#cpp#deer resistant#attractive foliage#poor soils tolerant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Miscanthus
    Species:
    sinensis
    Family:
    Poaceae
    Uses (Ethnobotany):
    Source for thatching material for temple roofs and homes
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Wildlife Value:
    Deer and rabbit resistant
    Dimensions:
    Height: 6 ft. 0 in. - 7 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 3 ft. 0 in. - 6 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ornamental Grass
    Habit/Form:
    Arching
    Erect
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    3 feet-6 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Type:
    Caryopsis
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Gray/Silver
    Pink
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Good Cut
    Good Dried
    Long-lasting
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Flower Description:
    Flower opens silver; becomes fluffy white when dry
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Gray/Silver
    Orange
    White
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Orange
    Red/Burgundy
    Leaf Shape:
    Linear
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    > 6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Description:
    Fine, arching leaves with a distinctive central white stripe, which takes on beautiful orange and red hues in autumn.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Coastal
    Meadow
    Naturalized Area
    Pond
    Landscape Theme:
    Cottage Garden
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Water Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Border
    Foundation Planting
    Specimen
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Drought
    Dry Soil
    Rabbits
    Salt