Miscanthus sinensis 'Strictus'
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
CHECK RETAILERS FOR AVAILABILITY:
- 101 Market
8980 Quantrelle Ave. N.e. Otsego MN 55330
- 14th Street Garden Center
793 Jersey Ave. Jersey City NJ 07303
- 3rd Avenue Floral & Greenhouse
1110 3rd Ave. West Dickinson ND 58601
- 4 Ever Green Ldsp. & Dgn
21457 214th Circle Ave Milford IA 51351
|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.|
|Companion Plants||Juniper (Juniperus); Aster (Aster); Potentilla (Potentilla); Cranesbill (Geranium); Ninebark (Physocarpus); Catmint (Nepeta)|
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