Zone Map 5-9

Growth Cycle

Growth Cycle - Warm Growth Cycle - Warm Warm
Bloom: Bloom Season Scale
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Early Fall


  • Drought Tolerant


  • Growth rate: medium
  • Grow in 1, 2 or 3 gallon containers
  • Grow in well-drained soil
  • Water needs: keep evenly moist; sensitive to too much water on roots
  • Fertilizing: use a slow release, medium-rate fertilizer
  • Possible pests: spidermites, aphids, mealybugs, fungus gnat larvae. Anthracnose (leaf spot)
  • Overwintering: cold frame with clear poly; do not overwater

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


  • One of the brightest and most bold of the Miscanthus genus
  • An exciting, broad-textured addition to the white garden
  • Makes a great specimen plant in the mixed border
  • Brightens and provides contrast to dark evergreens
  • Makes an excellent screen

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