Miscanthus sinensis 'Zebrinus'
Common Name: Zebra Grass
The Latin name Miscanthus comes from the Greek for "stalk" or "flower" while sinensis means "from China", indicating the original origin of this plant.
Category: Grasses & Bamboos
Form: Perennial grass
Growth Rate: Average
|Hardiness: Fully hardy|
|Height: 2.50 m (250 cm)|
|Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shade||Spread: 2.00 m (200 cm)|
|Foliage Colour: Green||Flowering Period: August & September|
Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Clay/Heavy
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained
This tall perennial grass has bright green leaves that have unusual, horizontal light yellow bands. This stripy, zebra effect gives Miscanthus sinensis ‘Zebrinus’ it’s cultivar name. Pink tinged flowers are produced in autumn but only if the summer has been long and hot. Cut down the spent shoots of Miscanthus sinensis ‘Zebrinus’ in early spring before the new shoots appear.
A graceful fountainous grass that takes its name from the horizontal cream bands on the leaves. Striking silky finger-like flowers bloom in late summer and stay for months giving this plant dramatic winter presence. Use as a specimen or in small groups at the back of a perennial border.
Garden Care: Cut down to the ground in late winter before the new foliage appears.
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