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Miscanthus sinensis 'Cosmopolitan'

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Photo Courtesy of Fernridge Landscaping

Photo Courtesy of Fernridge Landscaping

More About Miscanthus sinensis 'Cosmopolitan'

  • Leaves up to 25 mm wide arch gracefully on sturdy upright stems
  • Foliage is variegated with dark green centres and creamy-white stripes, turning tan in the fall
  • Feathery panicles of coppery-red flowers turn beige
  • Bloom Time: Late summer
  • Flower Colour: Coppery-red to beige
  • Flower Height: 275 cm
  • Foliage Height: 175-200 cm
  • Grass Type: Warm Season

Interesting Notes:

Warm Season Grasses: These grasses are much slower starting in the spring. They do not push new growth until temperatures warm in early to midsummer. They flower later in the summer or fall with most blooms remaining into the winter. Most warm season grasses tolerate heat, humidity and drought; some even thrive in these conditions.

 

Zone:

5

Height:

175-275 cm

Spread:

125-150 cm

Colour:

Brown,Red
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Cosmopolitan Maiden Grass Growing and Maintenance Tips

Plants should be divided, in spring, every few years, to maintain freshness. Foliage can be left standing all winter, however, it should be pruned early to mid-spring to make way for new growth.


Miscanthus sinensis 'Cosmopolitan' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Fast
Fast
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Dried Flower/Foliage
Dried Flower/Foliage
Heat Tolerant
Heat Tolerant
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average
Average to Dry Soils

Attributes

Fall Color

Flowering Time

Lt. Sum-Fall
Fall

Habit

Clumping
Upright

Foliage Color

Green (dark)
Variegated
White

Landscape uses

Specimen
Screening (privacy)

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