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Miscanthus sinensis var. condensatus 'Cosmopolitan'

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
miss-KANTH-us sih-NEN-sis kon-den-SAY-tus koz-mo-POL-ih-tan
Description

Former Kurt Bluemel assigned the name 'Cosmopolitan' to this cultivar of Miscanthus sinensis var. condensatus.  Toyoichi Aoki of Japan discovered this plant in the 1940's and Masato Yokoi gave this plant to the U.S. National Arboretum in the mid-1970's.  Noted for its wide leaves with a creamy margin and a broad green midrib which form a substantial, arching clump; individual stems may revert to solid green. Flower plumes persist well into winter providing good winter interest. Tolerates sandy soils but will need regular summer watering.

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#showy flowers#resistant#winter interest#ornamental grass#cpp#deer resistant
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#showy flowers#resistant#winter interest#ornamental grass#cpp#deer resistant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Miscanthus
    Species:
    sinensis
    Family:
    Poaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Asia
    Wildlife Value:
    Deer resistant
    Dimensions:
    Height: 6 ft. 0 in. - 10 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 3 ft. 0 in. - 5 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ornamental Grass
    Habit/Form:
    Arching
    Clumping
    Erect
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Medium
  • 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
    Available Space To Plant:
    3 feet-6 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5b, 5a, 6a, 6b, 7b, 7a, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Gold/Yellow
    Red/Burgundy
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Panicle
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Long-lasting
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Flower Description:
    Copper flowers appear in tassel-like inflorescences above the foliage in September, gradually turning into silvery white plumes as the seeds mature. Flower plumes persist well into winter providing good winter interest.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Cream/Tan
    Green
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Shape:
    Linear
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    > 6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Description:
    Leaf has a green center and wide creamy-white margins; individual stems may revert to solid green.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Coastal
    Naturalized Area
    Pond
    Landscape Theme:
    Cottage Garden
    Water Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Border
    Screen/Privacy
    Specimen
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Rabbits