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Variegated Japanese Silver Grass

Miscanthus sinensis 'Variegatus'

SKU
06157
A gracefully arching ornamental grass, with gorgeous dark green blades highlighted by creamy white stripes. Shimmery, silver-white plumes dance atop the foliage mound in the fall. A great choice for textural contrast in perennial or shrub beds.
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Botanical Pronunciationmis-KAN-thus sin-EN-sis var-i-e-GA-tus
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 6 ft. tall, 3 to 5 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeFall
Design IdeasA most gorgeous variegated ornamental grass. Makes an exceptional light minty green and white accent for beds and borders, and large rock gardens. Plant as a vertical accent among low-growing plants or at the corners of a square patio. Line it up as background foliage for a bed of dwarf shrubs and perennials. Perfect near water gardens and fountains as wildlife cover, to disguise mechanical pumps or filters and to give the illusion of reeds. Also lovely in cobalt-blue or mint-green ceramic pots for patio, porch or terrace.
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary
Growth HabitClumping
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Waterwise
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Companion PlantsNinebark (Physocarpus); Juniper (Juniperus); Potentilla (Potentilla); Aster (Aster); Cranesbill (Geranium); 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

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