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Porcupine Grass

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Improved habit to this more upright form; not as relaxed and vase-shaped as M. s. 'Zebrinus'. Green foliage is highlighted by dramatic horizontal golden bands. Reddish bronze plumes above the foliage in summer. Suitable specimen or in groups. Herbaceous. Photo credit: Doreen Wynja


  • Full Sun

  • Moderate

  • Height
    5 - 10 feet

  • Spread
    2—4 feet

Availability: Out of stock



Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.

Brand Monrovia
Botanical Name Miscanthus sinensis 'Strictus'
Plant Type Ornamental Grass, Perennials
Plant Subtype LARGE GRASSES
Foliage Color Green
Light Needs Full Sun
Water Needs Moderate
USDA Cold Hardiness Zones 4 - 9
Height 5 - 10 feet
Spread 2—4 feet
Habit Narrow
Special Uses Deer Resistant, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance
Landscape Uses Seacoast Exposure
Flower Color Red
Bloom Time Fall, Summer

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