Miscanthus sinensis ‘Variegatus’

Variegated Maiden Grass
Image Source: Riverbend Nursery
Type:
Ornamental Grass
Zone:
5 - 10
Native Region:
Eastern Asia
Light:
Full Sun to Partial Sun
Height:
4' - 6'
Spread:
3'
Form:
Clump-forming, cascading
Foliage:
Flower:
Tiny reddish flowers appear in tassel-like inflorescences which rise above the foliage clump in September, gradually turning into silvery plumes in fall as the seeds mature. Plumes persist well into winter providing good winter interest.
Bloom Time:
September
Care:
Prefers moist soil. Best in full sun. Cut foliage to the ground in late winter just before new shoots appear. May need staking to keep from flopping.
Special Features:
variegated foliage

2015: Bought one plant from Bayside as a vertical element for the corner of the picket bed. Did pretty well, however, it did not bloom.