• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Quickly reaches 5 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Showy Dwarf Grass
    Blooms:
    Late summer, persisting through winter.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:miss-KANTH-us sy-NEN-sis
    Plant type:Ornamental Grass
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Growth habit:Narrow
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Quickly reaches 5 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Late summer, persisting through winter.
    Flower color:White
    Companion PlantsNinebark (Physocarpus); Juniper (Juniperus); Potentilla (Potentilla); Cranesbill (Geranium); Catmint (Nepeta)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Prefers evenly moist, average, well-drained soils. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; tolerates dry conditions once established. Cut foliage clumps back to 3 inches above the ground and apply fertilizer in late winter to early spring.Pruning time: early spring.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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