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Miscanthus sinensis 'Strictus'
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Miscanthus sinensis 'Strictus'

Zebra Grass

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Item #: 1364

Zones: 5a to 9b

Height: 72" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: China, Japan

Pot Size: 2 qt. (1.9 L) ?

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We think Miscanthus 'Strictus' is one of the best ornamental grasses for a suburban garden. Unlike Miscanthus 'Zebrinus', this upright form of zebra grass has no political aspirations...it doesn't lean to the right or left...great where a more structural form is needed. The 3/4" wide green leaves have dramatic horizontal golden bands throughout the leaf, like a sunburned bather in a thong or G-string. M. sinensis 'Strictus' is great as an accent but awesome when used in a large mass...bronze plumes appear in late summer and last until spring, extending a foot above the foliage!