Zebra Grass ( miscanthus sinensis zebrinus )

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Zebra Grass

miscanthus sinensis zebrinus

 

 

Zebra grass is a clump-forming grass noted for its horizontally banded foliage. 'Zebrinus' typically forms a substantial foliage clump to 4-6' tall, however it sends up flower stalks to 2' above the foliage clump, thus bringing the total height of the grass to 6-8' tall when in flower. Features dark green leaves with zebra-striped, golden yellow bands extending horizontally across the leaves at irregular intervals. Foliage gradually fades to tan after frost. Tiny pink/copper-tinted flowers appear in tassel-like inflorescences above the foliage in late summer, gradually turning into silvery white plumes in fall. Flower plumes persist well into winter providing good winter interest.

 

 

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

Exposure : Full sun to partial shade

Hardiness Zones : 5-9