Miscanthus sinensis 'Strictus'Item #6155 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 9
A more upright form to this improved habit; not as relaxed and vase-shaped as 'Zebrinus'. Green foliage is highlighted by dramatic horizontal golden bands. Reddish bronze plumes rise above the foliage in summer. Works well for use as a single specimen or in groupings.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Moderate growing; forms clumps 8 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:miss-KANTH-us sy-NEN-sisPlant type:Ornamental GrassDeciduous/evergreen:HerbaceousGrowth habit:NarrowGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate growing; forms clumps 8 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.Special features:Bird Friendly, Deer Resistant, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Fast Growing, WaterwiseFoliage 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 stream beds, rock outcroppings and huge landscape boulders. Also quite nice in large glazed ceramic pots.Companion PlantsJuniper (Juniperus); Aster (Aster); Potentilla (Potentilla); Cranesbill (Geranium); Ninebark (Physocarpus); Catmint (Nepeta)
- CareCare InformationEasily grown in average, evenly 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.Pruning time: late winter or early spring.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
- 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.