• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more in extreme heat, until established.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Fast growth to just 3 ft. tall in bloom and only 12 to 18 in. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Dwarf Habit
    Blooms:
    Late Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:mis-KAN-thus sin-EN-sis
    Plant type:Ornamental Grass
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Growth habit:Narrow
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Fast growth to just 3 ft. tall in bloom and only 12 to 18 in. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Late Summer
    Flower color:Yellow
    Flower attributesLong Bloom Season
    Design IdeasOne of the better grasses for small space city gardens. Plant in masses to evoke the color and animation of wild grasslands. Great single specimen. Easy injection of exciting form and texture for ordinary garden planting. Limited size is perfect in decorative ceramic pots, and dramatic in pairs to flank an entry or focal point.
    Companion PlantsBlanket Flower (Gaillardia); Salvia (Salvia); Tickseed (Coreopsis); Sedum (Sedum); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Easily grown in most moderately drained soils. Water regularly during first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system; deeply and less frequently when established. Prune to the ground in late winter just before new shoots appear. Divide clumps every 2-3 years in early spring.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more in extreme heat, until established.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    This is the most well known genus of hardy ornamental grasses. It has been cultivated for aeons in Asia. This species is native to the mountains, foothills and lowlands of Japan but is also find in Taiwan and parts of China. This variety is a chance seedling of Miscanthus sinensis 'Yaku Jima', the parent of most diminuitive forms of this grass. It originated on the Japanese island of Yaku Jima.
    Lore:
    This species is used for thatching roofs of temples and homes in Asia