Go Back Striped Eulalia Ornamental Grass

Miscanthus sinensis 'Variegatus'
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Plant Type: Grasses

This cultivar of Japanese Silver Grass has a distinctive whitish band along each margin of the leaves displaying a variegated effect. Leaves droop and weep toward the ground as do many of the other cultivars. Slender leaves originate in a clump, spreading out and up like a fountain. The 5 to 7-foot-tall clumps bear pink flowers in a one-sided inflorescence in late summer and fall which can be used for drying or as a dye plant. Their pinkish or silvery 8- to 10-inch long plumes persist into the winter. Foliage is flexible and blows easily in the wind. This shrub-like grass turns to a rich gold in the fall; the fall color lasts through the winter.

 


Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Flower Color

Pink shades

Foliage Color

Variegated

Plant Spread

5-10 ft.

Good Companions

Plant Height

5-7 ft.

Scape Height

Hardness Zone

4-9

Soil Moisture


Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes

Mass Plant, Border, Container, Above ground planter, Screen, Accent

Bloom Time

Summer, Fall,

Critter Resistance

Exposure

Full sun

Growth Rate

Fast

Seasonal Interests

Summer