Grass, Variegated Japanese Silver

 
 

Description: Large, upright, clumping grasses with striking foliage and eye-catching flowering plumes rise above the arching leaves. Foliage and flowers sway gracefully in the wind while reflecting the sunlight. Use plumes in dried flower arrangements. Plant in mass plantings or mixed with other perennials or shrubs. Divide clumps for new plants and to rejuvenate growth. Cut back hard in late winter before new growth begins. Wear gloves and long sleeves to protect yourself from grass blade cuts.


Common Name:
 Variegated Japanese Grass


Scientific Name :Miscanthus sinensis 'Variegatus'


Type: Perennial, Ornamental Grass


Exposure: Full Sun


Size: 4-5' foliage height, 6-7' bloom height, 3-5' spread


Foliage Color:
 Variegated


Bloom Color: Pinkish - White


Bloom Period:
 August - November


Landscape Use:
 Near water gardens and fountains, Mass groupings, Rock gardens


Soil:
 Well-Drained


Zone: 5 - 9


Growth Rate: Moderate


Companion Plants: Coneflower, Sunflower, Daylily, Aster, Coreopsis, Lavender


Maintenance: Only fertilize if leaves appear yellow