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Miscanthus

Botanical Name
Miscanthus sinensis
Min Zone
4
Max Zone
9
Height
3 to 8 feet
Width
3 to 4 feet
Flowers
Late summer to fall: pale pink to reddish
Fall Color
Gold, reddish, bronze
Light
Full sun
Soil
Well-drained
Planting & Care
  • Floppy with too much shade
  • Transplant in spring
  • Cut back in late winter before new growth begins
  • Lift and divide every 4 to 5 years when center of plant dies out
Problems
None serious
Varieties
  • Gracillimus - 5 to 7 feet tall, narrow foliage, bronze flowers in late fall
  • Strictus - horizontal yellow banding, more upright than Zebrinus, Zone 4

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