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
Clumps to 8 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Deer Resistant
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Late summer into fall
Landscape Uses:
Landscape Uses
Botanical Pronunciation:miss-KANTH-us sy-NEN-sis
Plant type:Ornamental Grass
Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
Growth habit:Narrow
Growth rate:Moderate
Average landscape size:Clumps to 8 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.
Foliage color:Green
Blooms:Late summer into fall
Flower color:Red
Design 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.
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.Pruning time: late winter or 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:
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.