Botanical Name - Miscanthus sinensis 'Zebrinus'
Common Name - ‘Zebra Grass’
Description - A versatile graceful ascent grass with arching leaves with a variegated foliage display with unusual yellow horizontal stripes. Clumps slowly expand in circumference by short rhizomes, but typically retain tight clump shape. Rabbit resistant, very hardy and waterwise
Flower Time Pink-copper plumes in late summer into autumn
Size A perennial grass growing 1.5-2.1m tall x 1.2-1.8m wide
Use - Can be used in the rear of the perennial boarder in clumps, can be used to provide a screen
Position Best in full sun. If in shade there will be a decreased flowering and tendency to flop.
Maintenance - Foliage should be left standing throughout the winter for visual interest and crown protection. In late winter/ early spring, cut the foliage close to the ground just before new shoots appear. Drought tolerant. Low watering needs & light frost hardy. Generally, pest & disease free
At a Glance
- Accent plant
- Full sun