Zone Map 6-9

Growth Cycle

Growth Cycle - Warm Growth Cycle - Warm Warm
Bloom: Bloom Season Scale
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Late Summer


  • Drought Tolerant


  • Growth rate: medium-fast
  • Grow in 1, 2, or 3 gallon or larger (works well in all sizes)
  • Grow in well-drained soil
  • Water needs: keep evenly moist
  • Fertilizing: use a slow release, medium-rate fertilizer
  • Possible pests: aphids, spidermites, Anthracnose
  • May need fungicide treatments to control or prevent Anthracnose during hot, humid periods.
  • Overwintering: hardy plant; as with all Miscanthus, do not overwater in winter; too much water can weaken plant or cause death.

*Note: please adapt these suggestions as needed to accommodate your local conditions.


  • Graceful, arching foliage
  • Showy plumes held above the foliage
  • Highly infertile—no worries about spreading via seed
  • A fantastic specimen plant
  • Works well as a screen
  • Cut back in late winter or early spring before new foliage appears

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