Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Sun
Full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Average Landscape Size:
Average Landscape Size
Fast growth to just 3 ft. tall in bloom and only 12 to 18 in. wide.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Dwarf Habit
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Late summer
Plant type:Ornamental Grass
Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
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
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 PlantsCombine this great little grass with shorter stature perennials such as Fanfare Blanket Flower, (Gaillardia x 'Fanfare'), Pixie Meadowbrite Coneflower, (Echinacea 'CBG Cone 2'), Sweet Dreams Tickseed, (Coreopsis rosa 'Sweet Dreams') and Becky Shasta Daisy, (Chrysanthemum x superbum 'Becky').
Care Information
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.
Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Sun
Full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
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