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Miscanthus sinensis var. Condensatus 'Cabaret'

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
miss-KANTH-us sih-NEN-sis va-RY-eh-tee kon-den-SAY-tus ka-bar-AY
Description

Former nurseryman Kurt Bluemel assigned the name 'Cabaret' to the Miscanthus sinensis var. condensatus.  This plant was found in Japan by Kokin Watanabe, raised and given to the U.S. National Arboretum by Masato Yokoi. 'Cabaret' is a tall, densely-tufted grass which typically forms a foliage clump rising 6-9' tall with cream white center with wide dark green margins; individual stems may revert to green; does not self seed.  Unless protected from the weather elements this plant may not survive in zone 5.

Cultivars / Varieties:
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#showy flowers#fall color#variegated#resistant#fall interest#ornamental grass#cpp#deer resistant
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#showy flowers#fall color#variegated#resistant#fall interest#ornamental grass#cpp#deer resistant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Miscanthus
    Species:
    sinensis
    Family:
    Poaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Asia
    Wildlife Value:
    Deer resistant
    Dimensions:
    Height: 6 ft. 0 in. - 9 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 3 ft. 0 in. - 5 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ornamental Grass
    Habit/Form:
    Arching
    Dense
    Erect
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Type:
    Caryopsis
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Pink
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Panicle
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Long-lasting
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Flower Size:
    > 6 inches
    Flower Description:
    Tiny, pinkish-white flowers appear in tassel-like inflorescences which rise above the foliage clump in late summer. Flower plumes mature to creamy white as the seed ripens, with plumes lasting well into if not through the winter.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Cream/Tan
    Green
    White
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Shape:
    Linear
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    > 6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Description:
    Cream white centers with wide dark green margins; individual stems may revert to green. Fades to tan after frost
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Coastal
    Meadow
    Naturalized Area
    Pond
    Landscape Theme:
    Cottage Garden
    Water Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Border
    Small groups
    Specimen
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Rabbits
    Salt