Miscanthus sinensis Zebrinus

available late May

Miscanthus sinensis Zebrinus photo courtesy of Walters Gardens

Zebra Grass

About This Grass

Miscanthus sinensis 'Zebrinus' is a tall upright and arching grass with bright gold horizontal bands on green foliage. The pinkish copper tassels which appear in early fall gradually turn silvery white. Tan winter foliage and long lasting plumes make this a great grass for winter intertest.

  • Height: 183 - 213 cm (6-7 ft)
  • Spread: 66 - 122 cm (26-48 in)
  • Cold Hardiness: zone 5
  • Sun or Shade: Sun to light shade
  • Bloom Time: early Fall
  • Leaf Colour: green and gold
  • Bloom Colour: pinkish copper turning white
  • Critter Resistance: deer and rabbits
  • Nature Attraction: birds

Growing and Maintenance Tips

Miscanthus prefers moist but well drained soil in full sun to partial sun. It is adaptable to many soil types including clay and sandy soils. The clump expands slowly by short rhizomes but will retain a tight clumping form. The foliage should be left standing throughout the winter for visual interest and to provide protection for the crown.