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
  • Light Needs : Full Sun
  • Water Needs : Moderate
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Donut Type
Botanical Name Miscanthus sinensis 'Strictus'
Brand Monrovia Growers
Rose Class N/A
Best Seller N/A
Size No
Mature Height 5 - 10 Feet
Mature Spread 2 - 4 Feet
Foliage Color Green
Flower Color Red
Bloom Time Summer, Fall
Light Needs Full Sun
Habit Narrow
Special Uses Deer Resistant, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance
Landscape Uses Seacoast Exposure
Water Needs Moderate
Plant Type Perennials, Ornamental Grass
Plant Subtype N/A
General Care 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.
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