Miscanthus sinensis 'Strictus'
More About Miscanthus sinensis 'Strictus'
- Stiff leaves are held almost vertical on sturdy upright stems
- Similar to M. 'Zebrinus' forming a tighter, more upright clump
- Leaves have irregular horizontal bands of yellow and green
- Foliage turns shades of tan and red in the fall
- Flower Type: Feathery panicles developing in August
- Flower Colour: Reddish-bronze turning silver-white
- Flower Height: 250 cm
- Foliage Height: 175-200 cm
- Grass Type: Warm Season
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.
Porcupine 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 'Strictus' Characteristics
Soil MoistureAverage to Dry Soils
Moist to Average
Flowering TimeLt. Sum-Fall