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Miscanthus sinensis 'Kirk Alexander'

Also called Dwarf Zebra Grass


 Suitable Substitutions for Miscanthus sinensis 'Kirk Alexander'

 

More About Miscanthus sinensis 'Kirk Alexander'

  • Forms a tight upright clump of bright yellow and green horizontally-banded leaves
  • Leaves arch gracefully on sturdy upright stems
  • Foliage turns a golden colour in the fall and remains through the winter
  • Bloom Time: September to October
  • Flower Type: Feathery panicles
  • Flower Colour: Light pink turning to tan
  • Flower Height: 125 cm
  • Foliage Height: 60-90 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:

90-125 cm

Spread:

40-60 cm

Colour:

Pink (pale)
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Kirk Alexander Maiden Grass Growing and Maintenance Tips

Plants should be divided, in the 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 'Kirk Alexander' Characteristics

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

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Slow

Attributes

Fall Color

Flowering Time

Fall

Habit

Dwarf
Vase-shape
Clumping
Upright

Foliage Color

Yellow
Green
Variegated

Landscape uses

Border/edging
Specimen