Common Name: Zebra grass
Skill Level: Beginner
Exposure: Full sun, Partial shade
Soil type: Clay/heavy, Dry, Moist, Sandy
Time to divide plants: March to April
Flowering period: August to September
Miscanthus is a deciduous, clump-forming, perennial grass. It has upright or arching bluish-green leaves with pale yellowish horizontal bands across them. Maroon-purple leaves appear in autumn complementing the rest of the plant, which turns a russet colour. Plants look good either as specimen plants or planted in groups in herbaceous borders. In autumn, it may carry awned, hairy, pink-white spikelets in fan-shaped panicles. This plant prefers full sun or very light shade, is drought-tolerant, and grows in most well-drained soils.
Looks good with:Hosta 'Blue Cadet'
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