Miscanthus Zebrinus is a graceful, grass that takes its name from the horizontal cream bands on the leaves, which usually appear in late summer. It is for this wonderful foliage that this striking grass is grown, but it may also produce silky, finger-like flowerspikes in late summer. If these do appear, they are usually retained for several months, so give this plant a dramatic winter presence. Use it as a specimen, or as a backdrop to late flowering border perennials.
This grass dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring. Cut down to the ground in late winter before the new foliage appears.
- Full sun
- Fertile, moist, well drained or sandy soil
- Average rate of growth
- Flowers from August to September
- Fully hardy