Botanical Name: Miscanthus sinensis 'Zebrinus'
Height: 4 - 7 feet.
Spacing: 5 feet.
Depth: Plant at the same depth as in the pot.
Spread: 3 - 5 feet.
Sun/Shade: Full sun to partial shade.
Color: Silvery-white plumes.
Foliage: Green foliage develops yellow horizontal bands.
Blooms: Late Summer. Plumes will last all Winter. Cut back in early Spring.
Flower Form: Silvery-white flowers appear late Summer above the foliage.
Soil Requirements: Well-drained soil, but will tolerate a wide range of soil types.
Growth Rate: Moderate to fast growth rate..
Pruning: Early Spring. Keep stalks for Winter interest and trim down to within one foot of the ground in early Spring.
Comments: Distinct white and green variation. Tolerates some shade, but will perform best in full sun. Rare and exotic. In mid-Summer, the foliage develops distinctive golden horizontal bands. In Autumn, silvery-white plumes appear and last up to two months. Grows 4 - 7 feet tall and spreads 3 - 5 feet. Use as an eye-catching accent or in a dramatic grouping. Hardy, drought-tolerant once established.
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