• slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide

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

Related Content

Upcoming Webinars & Appearances


Oct. 14-16
NARI Milwaukee
Home & Remodeling Show

Oct. 26

Webinar: Year-round Perennial
Garden Maintenance


Nov. 2
Webinar: Boosting the Beauty of
and Propagating Houseplants


June 3 – 11, 2023
“Castles & Gardens” Adventure in Ireland with Melinda Myers
Includes the Bloom Festival in Dublin!

CLICK HERE for more information on Melinda's 2022 Wisconsin State Fair presentations on
Affordable Food Gardening 

CLICK HERE for pollinator gardening webinars, videos & DIY projects

Watch Melinda's past webinars ON DEMAND

Learn More

Book an Appearance

Learn More

Enter to Win
a Corona Tools
Hori Hori Knife!

ENTER NOW