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Products > Miscanthus sinensis 'Strictus'
 
Miscanthus sinensis 'Strictus' - Porcupine Grass

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Grass
Family: Poaceae (Gramineae) (Grasses)
Origin: Japan (Asia)
Variegated Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: Copper
Bloomtime: Fall
Height: 4-8 feet
Width: 4-6 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Seaside: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: < 0 F
Miscanthus sinensis 'Strictus' (Porcupine Grass) - Large (5-7 feet tall) winter-dormant clumping grass with striking yellow horizontal bands on upright foliage. Banding is most pronounced when plants are grown in full sun and given occasional watering. This plant is often confused with M. sinensis 'Zebrinus' although from our experience 'Strictus' is a superior plant and is more strongly and evenly variegated. It is also more rigidly upright where 'Zebrinus' is lax and flops over. Fall color is a light tan. Hardy to USDA Zone 5 (-20 degrees F). 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. We grew this plant from 1989 until 2008.  This information is based on research conducted about this plant in our nursery library and from reliable online sources. We also take into consideration observations of it in our nursery of crops, as well as of plants growing in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens we have visited. We will incorporate comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if it includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Miscanthus sinensis 'Strictus'.
 
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