Miscanthus sinensis 'Strictus'Item #6155 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 9
Improved habit to this more upright form; not as relaxed and vase-shaped as M. s. 'Zebrinus'. Green foliage is highlighted by dramatic horizontal golden bands. Reddish bronze plumes above the foliage in summer. Suitable specimen or in groups. Herbaceous.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly in extreme heat. Tolerant of dry conditions once established.Average Landscape Size:Clumps to 8 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.Key Feature:Waterwise PlantBlooms:Late summer into fallLandscape Uses:
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:miss-KANTH-us sy-NEN-sisPlant type:Ornamental GrassDeciduous/evergreen:HerbaceousGrowth habit:NarrowGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Clumps to 8 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:Late summer into fallFlower color:RedDesign IdeasBig gardens use big grasses for dramatic compositions. Porcupine is a tall columnar grass that will serve as a strong vertical corner for perennial borders. Also great for narrow areas near gates or corners. Fits well into small planters in courtyards too. Ideal for large landscape gardens when planted beside water features, dry streambeds, rock outcroppings and huge landscape boulders. Also quite nice in large glazed ceramic pots.Companion PlantsPlant with autumn flowering perennials like Aster, Anemone, and Mullein as well as the delicate Asian blooms of Japanese Rose and Mukdenia. Pair with foliage plants that contrast well with the reddish-bronze plums.
- CareCare InformationFollow 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.Pruning time: late winter or early spring.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly in extreme heat. Tolerant of dry conditions once established.
- History & LoreHistory:Miscanthus sinensis is native to Eastern Asia including Japan, China and Korea. Grown in temperate regions throughout the world, it has become invasive in parts of North America. The fiberous texture of the leaf is often used in papermaking.