Scientific Name: Miscanthus sinensis 'Yaku Jima'
Common Name: dwarf maiden 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: 0.7 - 1.3m x 1.0 - 1.5m (height x width)
Habit: Arching, Dense, Spreading
Form: Mounded, Round
Texture: Fine
Landscape Uses: Accent plant, Container planting, Cut flower or foliage, Fall interest, Group or mass planting, Small garden/space, Specimen plant, Summer interest
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Humus rich, Well-drained
Leaves: Grass-like, Alternate, Basal, Parallel venation, Lustrous, Linear, Serrulate
Flowers: Spikelet, Dark-red, Aug-Sep
Fruit: Grain (caryopsis), Brown, Silver, Nov
Key ID Features:
About 90-120cm tall; leaves thin white midrib, with variegated medium-green and dark-green stripes.