Go Back Variegated Japanese Silver

Miscanthus sinesis 'Variegatus'
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Plant Type: Grasses

Also known as Japanese Silver Grass, there are many selections now available, all providing a wonderful fall display of showy plumes, and remaining attractive all winter.

This variety has large deep-pink flowers over an arching mound of green and white striped leaves. The foliage dries and turns a light tan shade for the winter. Useful as a specimen, in the border, or for mass planting. Trim to the ground in late winter or early spring. Clumps may be divided in spring before new growth appears.

 


Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Good for: Accent:

Good Texture/Form

  Border
  Containers
  Deer Resistant
  Dried Flower
  Rabbit Resistant
  Massed
  Tall/Screening
  Specimen
  Waterside

Flower Color

Foliage Color

grey/silver, medium green

Plant Spread

3-6'

Good Companions

other grasses and full sun perennials

Plant Height

6-10'

Scape Height

Hardness Zone

5-9

Soil Moisture

average and consistent water needs


Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes

deer resistant

Bloom Time

summer/fall

Critter Resistance

deer, rabbit

Exposure

full sun

Growth Rate

medium

Seasonal Interests

spring/summer/fall