Miscanthus sinensis 'Variegatus' Variegated Silver Grass

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Variegated Japanese silver grass

'Variegatus' has been used in garden landscapes since the beginning of the 20th century.White and green variegated foliage arches heavily, creating a very wide mound. Blooms mid-September.

A classic ornamental grass, Variegated Miscanthus features beautiful, wide leaves. Rich cream-colored stripes on deep green run the length of the foliage, giving this plant a white appearance from a distance.

Miscanthus sinensis ‘Variegatus’ grows in a traditional arching shape to four feet, five feet with mid-September, red-tinted blooms. It is tall enough to act as a screen or background plant, but it is also a good size for a border or bright specimen. Plant it in masses for drama or use it to cover a large landscape area.


USDA Hardiness Zone: 5 - 10

Mature Height: 84 inches
Seedhead Color: Red
Exposure: Full Sun

Prefers well-draining soil