Scientific Name: Miscanthus sinensis 'Strictus'
Common Name: porcupine grass
Family Name: Poaceae
Origin: Garden origin, S.E. Asia / Japan / China
Hardiness Zone: Zone 5: (-29 to -23 °C)
Plant Type: Poales (grass-like)
Mature Size: 2 - 3m x 1.0 - 1.5m (height x width)
Habit: Dense, Upright
Form: Oval - vertical
Texture: Medium
Landscape Uses: Accent plant, Container planting, Cut flower or foliage, Dried flower or fruit, Fall interest, Group or mass planting, Perennial border, Specimen plant, Tall background, Winter interest
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Humus rich, Well-drained
Leaves: Grass-like, Alternate, Parallel venation, Linear
Flowers: Spikelet, Pink, Dark-red, Aug-Sep
Fruit: Grain (caryopsis), Brown, Silver, Nov
Key ID Features:
Tall grass about 1.8-2.4m tall; leaf blades 13-24mm wide, variegated with creamy-yellow horizontal bands, thin white midrib.