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Miscanthus sinensis 'Zebrinus'

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Photo Courtesy of Fernridge Landscaping

Photo Courtesy of Fernridge Landscaping

More About Miscanthus sinensis 'Zebrinus'

  • Leaves arch gracefully on upright stems, forming a loose clump and have a tendency to flop with age
  • Leaves have irregular horizontal bands of yellow and green, turning tan and red in the fall
  • Bloom Time: September to November
  • Flower Type: Feathery panicles
  • Flower Colour: Coppery-pink turning silvery-white
  • Flower Height: 225 cm
  • Foliage Height: 150-175 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:

150-225 cm

Spread:

100-150 cm

Colour:

Pink (deep)
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Zebra 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.

Note: This cultivar may not flower in our region, as it needs long, hot summers to produce abundant blooms.


Miscanthus sinensis 'Zebrinus' Characteristics

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

Soil Moisture

Average to Dry Soils
Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Fall Color

Flowering Time

Lt. Sum-Fall
Fall

Habit

Clumping
Upright

Foliage Color

Yellow
Green
Variegated

Landscape uses

Specimen
Screening (privacy)

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