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Zebra Grass

Genus: Miscanthus.

Species: Miscanthus sinensis.

Position: full sun
Soil: fertile, moist, well drained or sandy
Rate of growth: average
Flowering period: August to September

Hardiness: fully hardy

A graceful, fountainous grass that takes its name from the, horizontal cream bands on the leaves. Striking, silky, finger-like flowers bloom in late summer, and stay for months, giving this plant dramatic winter presence. Use as a specimen, or in small groups at the back of a perennial border.

Garden care: Cut down to the ground in late winter before the new foliage appears.

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