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Grass, Miscanthus sinensis 'Zebrinus' - Zebra Grass
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Grass, Miscanthus sinensis 'Zebrinus'

Grass, Zebra

Miscanthus sinensis 'Zebrinus' or Zebra grass is a clump-forming grass noted for its horizontally banded foliage. 'Zebrinus' typically forms a substantial foliage clump 4-6' tall, however it sends up flower stalks to 2' above the foliage clump, thus bringing the total height of the grass to 6-8' tall when in flower. Features dark green leaves with zebra-striped, golden bands extending horizontally across the leaves at irregular intervals. Foliage gradually fades to tan after frost. Tiny copper-pink tassel-like flowers appear above the foliage in late summer, gradually turning into silvery white plumes in fall. Flower plumes persist well into winter providing good winter interest.

Grass, Zebra Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Tolerant of a wide range of soils from well-drained sandy soils to the heavy clays present in much of the St. Louis area. Prefers moist soils. Less vigorous with decreased flowering and tendency to flop in too much shade. Tolerant of summer heat and humidity. Foliage should be left standing throughout the winter for visual interest and to provide protection for the crowns. Cut foliage to the ground in late winter just before new shoots appear.

Height:

72-96 In

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Spread:

48-72 In

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Hardiness Zone:

5 - 9

Characteristics & Attributes for Grass, Miscanthus sinensis 'Zebrinus'

Exposure
Sun
Soil Moisture Preference
Average
Moist
Critter Resistance
Rabbit Resistant
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Fall
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Winter
Summer
Fall
Height
> 36 Inches
Attributes
Focal Point
Great Foliage
Mass Planting
Border or Bed
Specimen
Container
Foliage Color
Variegated
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