Scientific Name: Miscanthus sinensis 'Cosmopolitan'
Common Name: variegated maiden grass
Family Name: Poaceae
Origin: Garden origin, S.E. Asia / Japan / China
Hardiness Zone: Zone 6: (-23 to -18 °C)
Plant Type: Poales (grass-like), Semi-evergreen
Mature Size: 2 - 3m x 1.0 - 1.5m (height x width)
Habit: Arching, Spreading, Upright
Form: Oval - vertical, Round
Texture: Medium - coarse
Landscape Uses: Accent plant, Container planting, Cut flower or foliage, Fall interest, Group or mass planting, Mixed shrub border, Perennial border, Screening, Specimen plant, Summer interest, Tall background
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Humus rich, Well-drained
Leaves: Grass-like, Alternate, Parallel venation, Linear, Entire
Flowers: Spikelet, Purple, Aug-Sep
Fruit: Grain (caryopsis), Brown, Silver, Oct-Nov
Key ID Features:
Grows 2-3m tall, stiffly-upright; leaf blades 2.5-3.5cm wide and 60cm long, linear, ribbed and have a white midrib.