Grass, Variegated Japanese Silver


Description: Large, upright, clumping grasses with striking foliage and eye-catching flowering plumes rise above the arching leaves. Foliage and flowers sway gracefully in the wind while reflecting the sunlight. Use plumes in dried flower arrangements. Plant in mass plantings or mixed with other perennials or shrubs. Divide clumps for new plants and to rejuvenate growth. Cut back hard in late winter before new growth begins. Wear gloves and long sleeves to protect yourself from grass blade cuts.

Common Name:
 Variegated Japanese Grass

Scientific Name :Miscanthus sinensis 'Variegatus'

Type: Perennial, Ornamental Grass

Exposure: Full Sun

Size: 4-5' foliage height, 6-7' bloom height, 3-5' spread

Foliage Color:

Bloom Color: Pinkish - White

Bloom Period:
 August - November

Landscape Use:
 Near water gardens and fountains, Mass groupings, Rock gardens


Zone: 5 - 9

Growth Rate: Moderate

Companion Plants: Coneflower, Sunflower, Daylily, Aster, Coreopsis, Lavender

Maintenance: Only fertilize if leaves appear yellow