Variegated Japanese Silver Grass ( miscanthus )

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Variegated Japanese Silver Grass

miscanthus sinensis variegatus

 

'Variegatus' is a variegated eulalia grass cultivar which typically grows in an arching, rounded clump to 5-6' tall (flower plumes can increase height to as much as 7- 9' tall). Features leaf blades variegated with green and white stripes, with white being the predominant color from a distance. Foliage fades to tan after frost. Tiny reddish flowers appear in tassel-like inflorescences which rise above the foliage clump in September, gradually turning into silvery plumes in fall as the seeds mature. Plumes persist well into winter providing good winter interest.

 

Height : 5-6 Feet            Width : 4-5 Feet

Exposure : Full sun to partial shade

Hardiness Zones : 5-9