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Porcupine Grass

Miscanthus sinensis 'Strictus'

Pronunciation: miss-KANTH-us sy-NEN-sis
SKU #06155
4-9

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OVERVIEW
Description 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.
Light Full sun
Watering Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Blooms Late Summer into Fall
Mature Size Moderate growing; forms clumps 8 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Herbaceous
Special Features Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Waterwise, Fast Growing, Benefits Birds
Growth Rate Moderate
Growth Habit Clumping
STYLE
Landscape Use Border
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.
Flower Color Red
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Juniper (Juniperus); Aster (Aster); Potentilla (Potentilla); Cranesbill (Geranium); Ninebark (Physocarpus); Catmint (Nepeta)
CARE
Care 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

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