Miscanthus sinensis 'Zebrinus'
An old variety with arching green foliage banded horizontally in light-yellow but much more flowing and relaxed than strictly upright ‘Strictus’
- Position: full sun
- Soil: fertile, moist, well drained or sandy
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: August to September
- Hardiness: fully hardy
A graceful, fountainous grass that takes its name from the horizontal cream bands on the leaves. Striking, silky, finger-like flowers bloom in late summer, and stay for months, giving this plant dramatic winter presence. Use as a specimen, or in small groups at the back of a perennial border.
- Garden care:
Cut down to the ground in late winter before the new foliage appears.