Miscanthus sinensis 'Strictus'
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
|Botanical Pronunciation||miss-KANTH-us sy-NEN-sis|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; forms clumps 8 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Late Summer into Fall|
|Design Ideas||Big 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.|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, Mass Planting, Specimen, Cutting Garden, Coastal Exposure, Wildlife Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Waterwise, Fast Growing, Bird Friendly|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Key Feature||Easy Care Plant|
Easily 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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4 - 9