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Miscanthus sinensis Variegatus

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
miss-KANTH-us sih-NEN-sis vay-ree-eh-GAY-tuss
Description

Large ornamental grass with white and green striped foliage; tends to bend over with heavy rain. Mature plants may need staking.

 

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#showy flowers#resistant#winter interest#ornamental grass#dried flowers#cpp#deer resistant
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#showy flowers#resistant#winter interest#ornamental grass#dried flowers#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: 4 ft. 0 in. - 6 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 4 ft. 0 in. - 5 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ornamental Grass
    Perennial
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Arching
    Erect
    Mounding
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    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:
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Panicle
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Good Cut
    Good Dried
    Long-lasting
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Flower Description:
    Tiny reddish flowers appear in tassel-like inflorescences which rise above the foliage clump in September, gradually turning into silvery plumes in fall as the seeds mature. Plumes persist well into winter providing good winter interest.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Variegated
    White
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Good Cut
    Good Dried
    Showy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Shape:
    Linear
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    > 6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Description:
    Leaf blades variegated with green and white stripes, with white being the predominant color from a distance. Foliage fades to tan after frost
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Coastal
    Meadow
    Naturalized Area
    Pond
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Border
    Specimen
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Black Walnut
    Deer
    Dry Soil
    Erosion
    Pollution