As you can see in the photo above, this beauty is an upright grass with a fantastic vase like shape. Some other little nuggets for you:
- Like all Miscanthus, it is a warm season grass, so the new foliage doesn't begin to grow until temps warm up in the spring.
- Gets 6 to 7 feet tall and about 3 to 4 feet wide
- Survives in zones 5-10
- Prefers full sun to bright shade
- Blooms late September until frost; blooms are a reddish bronze
- Deer resistant
- Great as a specimen, background or massed into a hedge
- Stays upright all winter extending it's architectural interest for three full seasons
- Can be divided in spring before new growth emerges
- It is one of the oldest cultivars of Miscanthus but is still popular today
Some of my photos:
The vase like shape of the foliage in late spring
When back lit by the sun
Full bloom as of this weekend
It works as a background/specimen. The view as you approach my front steps.
From another angle next to Euonymous 'Silver King'
I only own one of these but plan on dividing it in the spring (already sharpening the hack saw!)
Hope you had an awesome weekend and welcome back to the "grind".