Miscanthus sinensis 'Strictus'

Porcupine Grass

USDA Hardiness Zone 4-9

Dense clump, a fountain-like appearance with upright arching leaves that are variegated with yellow horizontal bands. that often turns attractive shades of yellow to orange in fall. Pink to red flowers in feathery, whisk-like, loose terminal panicles bloom above the foliage from late August to October. Foliage fades to tan soon after frost. Great winter interest.

Height

4-6 ft

Spread

2-6 ft

Bloom Time

August-October

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Prefers moist soils. Best in full sun.

When to Divide

spring

Good Companions

Butterfly Bush (Buddleia ), Peony (Paeonia ), Rose Mallow (Hibiscus ), Coneflower (Echinacea ), Hyssop-Anise (Agastache foeniculum), Bluestar Milkweed (Amsonia ), Aromatic Aster (Aster oblongifolius), Daylily (Hemerocallis ), Spiked Gayfeather, Blazing Star (Liatris spicata), Ironweed (Vernonia )

Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes & Uses
Dried Flowers
Containers
Cut Flowers
Exposure
Full Sun
Partial Shade
Foliage Color
Green & Yellow
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Fall
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Fall
Winter
Spring
Summer
Soil Moisture Preference
Moist but well-drained
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