Miscanthus sinensis 'Strictus' (30)ct Flat
Common Name: Grass-Ornamental, Porcupine Grass, Miscanthus
Distinctive yellowish-white, horizontal banding on the leaves of this cultivar distinguish it from nearly all other grasses. These irregularly spaced marks seem to glow when backlit by the early morning or late afternoon sun. 'Porcupine Grass' is an upright, stiff grass whose leaves stretch skyward like porcupine spines, thus the name.
This is nearly identical to M. 'Zebrinus', differing primarily in form. 'Porcupine Grass' is an upright, stiff whose leaves stretch skyward instead of arching downward like those of M. 'Zebrinus'.
This requires a very long, hot growing season to be able to produce flowers. When it does, they are spectacular pinkish copper plumes that appear in early fall. As the seeds mature, they become fluffy, and are a great accent to the reddish-tan winter foliage.
Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit 2001
Not available for shipment to NY
Height: 4.0-6.0 Feet
Spread: 4.0-6.0 Feet
Hardiness Zones: 5,6,7,8,9
Flower Color: Purple-red shades
Foliage Color: Variegated
Full Sun (> 6 hrs. Direct Sun) - Part Shade (4-6 hrs. Direct Sun)
Average to Consistent Water Needs
Poor to Average Soil Quality
Bloomtime: Early Fall
Seasonal Interest: Dried Seed Heads, Fall Color
Growth Rate: Medium
Border Plant, Container, Cut Foliage, Dried Flower, Easy To Grow, Mass Planting, Salt Tolerant, Specimen, Focal Point
Thirty (30) plants per flat (or tray). Approximate Plug Measurements: 4.25 inches deep x 2 inches wide.