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Miscanthus sinensis Zebrinus

Zebra Maiden Grass, Eulalia

Type: Perennials,Grasses
Height: Tall 5-7' (7 1/2' in flower) (Plant 30" apart)
Bloom Time: Mid-Fall to Late Fall
Sun-Shade: Full Sun
Zones: 5-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Clay, Sandy
Flower / Accent: Not Applicable / Not Applicable
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep
Horizontal banding of soft yellow on gracefully arching foliage. Pinkish copper tassel-like flowers appear in late summer turning to silvery white showy plumes. Tan winter foliage and white plumes persist for pleasing winter interest. Miscanthus Zebrinus is picture-perfect with sunshine highlighting the silky plumes.

Features to Note:

  • Hot Dry Site Tolerant
  • Good for Dried Flowers
  • Seaside/Salt Tolerant
  • Winter Interest
  • Deer Resistant
  • For a Sunny Spot
  • Web Only

Miscanthus General Information:

Miscanthus are the royalty of the grass kingdom, with billowy texture, silky tassels, many different heights and colorations, and great winter interest. Seeds are carried by a feathery plume above the plant. Pleasing sound when rustling in the wind. Good for hot dry spots, also dries easily. Ornamental grasses are restricted from Oregon.

Miscanthus Plant Care:

Cut foliage back in late winter before new shoots appear. Divide in late spring when needed. Shear back foliage, divide clumps with a sharp spade, and discard woody centers. Replant divisions and water well. May self sow for our Southern gardeners. Cut off plumes to prevent seeding. Benefits from a well drained winter site.

$9.95 ea.
(3+) $9.50 ea.
Fall 2014
Plant Code: MIZE