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

Molinia 'Skyracer' grows well in average to moist but well drained soil in full to partial sun. It prefers acidic soil with lots of organic material. It develops an enormous root ball once established and is very difficult to divide or move so place it where you can leave it.