SCIENTIFIC NAME: Miscanthus sinensis var. condensatus 'Cabaret'
COMMON NAME: Variegated Japanese Silver Grass (Maiden Grass)
GARDEN SIZE: 5-6 ft. x 3-5 ft.; 7-8 ft. with blooms
USDA ZONE: 5-9
EXPOSURE: Full Sun
SEASON OF ACTIVITY: Warm Season
WATER & SOIL: Average to moist, well-drained soil
HABIT (FORM): Dense, mounding arching clump
FOLIAGE: Perennial; Broad, green blades with a thick white variegation that turns golden-tan in the fall-- BLOOM TIME & COLOR: August to September; Pinkish-white plumes
CARE: Leave stalks throughout fall and winter for interest and crown protection. Cut clumps back to approximately 6-8 inches from the ground in late winter (Late February/Early March) before new growth begins to push up. If you miss the window and new growth begins, cut back to just approve where new growth is apparent.