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Miscanthus sinensis 'Strictus'

Porpucine Grass, Zebra Grass

Main interest:
variegated foliage and plumes that remain attractive through winter
full sun to partial shade
Soil humidity:
moist soil
Growth type:
Flower colour:
Flowering period:
August to November
green with yellow stripes
USDA Hardiness:
zone 5a: -29 °C (-20 °F) View Zone Map
Mature height & width (max.):
height: 6 ft (1.8 m) width: 5 ft (1.5 m)
hedge, accent, containers, specimen, waterside

The porcupine grass is one of the most upright and most colourful of the Miscanthus cultivars. While "Zebra Grass" is usually reserved for Miscanthus sinensis 'Zebrinus', the cultivar 'Strictus' can also be called "Zebra Grass". Its almost vertical leaves boast a bluish green colour with showy yellow variegation. Rose coloured feathery panicles rise above the foliage, in late summer; and silvery seed heads carry on, throughout the fall and winter. Both the flower, and the foliage are used in fresh and dried flower arrangements.

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Also known as: Chinese Silver Grass, Japanese Silver Grass, Eulalia Grass

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