Miscanthus sinensis 'Strictus'Item #6155 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 9
Improved habit to this more upright form; not as relaxed and vase-shaped as 'Zebrinus'. Green foliage is highlighted by dramatic horizontal golden bands. Reddish-bronze plumes above the foliage in summer. Suitable specimen or in groups. Deciduous.
- 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.Special features:Attracts Birds, Deer Resistant, Deer Resistant, Dramatic Foliage Color, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Easy Care, Fast Growing, Fast Growing, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, Waterwise, WaterwiseFoliage color:GreenBlooms:Late summer into fall.Flower 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 PlantsNinebark (Physocarpus); Juniper (Juniperus); Potentilla (Potentilla); Aster (Aster); Cranesbill (Geranium); Catmint (Nepeta)
- CareCare InformationFollow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Tolerant of dry conditions once established. 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:Once established, needs only occasional watering.
- 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.