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Products > Miscanthus sinensis 'Variegatus'
 
Miscanthus sinensis 'Variegatus' - Variegated Silver Grass

This listing for information only - We no longer grow this plant  

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Grass
Family: Poaceae (Gramineae) (Grasses)
Origin: Japan (Asia)
Variegated Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: Cream
Bloomtime: Summer
Height: 4-8 feet
Width: 4-6 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: < 0 F
Miscanthus sinensis 'Variegatus' (Variegated Silver Grass) - This 5-7 foot tall clump-forming winter-dormant grass has white variegated foliage and beautiful flowering plumes. Fall color is tan-brown which can be cut to the ground anytime before new blades emerge in spring. Best in sun to light shade. Fairly drought resistant, but looks best with occasional watering or along the edge of a pond. Hardy to -10 degrees F. Excellent for large containers, accent or specimen plant; good cut flowers. The name Miscanthus was given to this genus of perennial grasses native to Japan and the Philippines by the 19th century Swedish botanist Nils Johan Andersson. It comes from the Greek words 'miskos' which means "stem" or "stalk" and 'anthos', meaning "flowers" in reference to the seed heads having stalked spikelets. This was the first of the large ornamental grasses we grew having received it in 1982 from the late June Bond, a talented flower arranger and generous wonderful person. We have grown it ever since - thank you June.  This description is based on our research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery and our own landscape plantings and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments we receive from others and appreciate receiving feedback of any kind from those who have additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Miscanthus 'Variegatus'
 
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