SCIENTIFIC NAME: Miscanthus sinensis 'Variegatus'
COMMON NAME: Variegated Japanese Silver Grass (Maiden Grass)
GARDEN SIZE: 5-7 ft. x 4-5 ft.; 7-9 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; Green blades with white variegation that turns golden-tan in the fall
BLOOM TIME & COLOR: August to September; Reddish-brown 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.