Horizontal yellow bands become ever more distinct through summer on upright plants 5-7' tall and 3' wide. Silvery plumes arise late summer and last all winter. Easy and showy, despite heat, drought, poor soil. Deer tend to avoid. Miscanthus sinensis 'Zebrinus'.
Miscanthus sinensis 'Zebrinus'
Form:Perennial, Ornamental Grass, Miscanthus
Sun Exposure:Full Sun, Partial Shade
Height/Habit:4 - 7 feet
Spread:36 - 60 inches
Flowering Date:Late summer.
Planting Instructions:Do not plant in a site that experiences standing water in winter as the roots may rot.
Winter Care:Keep flower stalks for winter effect. Trim back in spring.
Growth Rate:Moderate to fast.
Flower Form:Plumes carried above foliage.
Foliage Type:Green foliage develops golden yellow horizontal bands.
Pruning:Keep stalks for winter interest and trim down to within one foot of the ground in early spring.
Soil Requirement:Well-drained, but will tolerate a wide range of soil types.
Additional Information:Distinct white and green variation. Tolerates some shade, but will perform best in full sun. Rare and exotic. In mid-Summer, the foliage develops distinctive golden horizontal bands. In Autumn, silvery-white plumes appear and last up to two months. Grows 4 - 7 feet tall and spreads 3 - 5 feet. Use as an eye-catching accent or in a dramatic grouping. Hardy, drought-tolerant once established.