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Cabaret Japanese Silver Grass

Miscanthus sinensis 'Cabaret'

SKU
06174
Rich green broad blades have conspicuous milky white stripes - a very showy ornamental grass that will assuredly add drama to the landscape. Copper-colored plumes appear above the foliage in early fall, age to a cream color on stems that blush pink as they mature. A bold accent or focal point for the garden.
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Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.

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Botanical Pronunciationmiss-KANTH-us sy-NEN-sis
Average Size at MaturityFast growing; forms foliage clumps 6 to 7 ft. tall, 3 to 4 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeFall
Design IdeasThis large ornamental grass is colorful and ever changing. An exceptional variegated leaf topped by vivid flower heads that are rich with orange-pink highlights. Great big accent for beds and borders and large rock gardens. Use as a vertical among low-growing plants or have a pair flank a favorite sculpture or classical stone column. Perfect near water gardens as wildlife cover and in conjunction with tiered or wall fountains to disguise mechanical pumps, filters, pipes and wires. A real stunner singly or in pairs planted in distressed metal pots or antique urns on pedestals.
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Rustic
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Waterwise, Fast Growing, Benefits Birds
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Companion PlantsElderberry (Sambucus); Coneflower (Echinacea); Aster (Aster); Tickseed (Coreopsis); Barberry (Berberis)

Easily grown in average, moist, well-drained, loamy soils. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, tolerates moderate dry spells. Cut foliage clumps back to 3 inches above the ground and apply fertilizer in late winter to early spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9

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