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'
Perennial, Ornamental Grass, Miscanthus
Full Sun, Partial Shade
4 - 7 feet
36 - 60 inches
Do not plant in a site that experiences standing water in winter as the roots may rot.
Keep flower stalks for winter effect. Trim back in spring.
Moderate to fast.
Plumes carried above foliage.
Green foliage develops golden yellow horizontal bands.
Keep stalks for winter interest and trim down to within one foot of the ground in early spring.
Well-drained, but will tolerate a wide range of soil types.
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.
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