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Scientific name: Miscanthus sinensis (variegated form)      mis-KANTH-us si-NEN-sis

Common name: Japnese Silvergrass (variegated form)

Design Characteristics

Height  4-5 ft
Spread  3 ft
Form  upright spikes
Texture  medium-fine
Flower color  tan
Leaf color  green, but varies by cultivar
Time of bloom  July-Sept

Horticultural Characteristics

Light
requirement
 full sun
Soil
requirement
 moist soil,
 even standing water
Propagation
method
 division in spring
USDA Hardiness Zone   5-9

Miscellaneous

Peculiarities/Problems   -pest free
Uses  -makes a nice background hedge
Comments  -square stem