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Grass, Miscanthus sinensis ‘Variegatus’ (Striped Eulalia)

Variegatus’ (Striped Eulalia) has broad leaves with white and green longitudinal striping. This is is a variegated eulalia grass cultivar which typically grows in an arching, rounded clump to 5-6′ tall (flower plumes can increase height to as much as 7-9′ tall). Features leaf blades variegated with green and white stripes, with white being the predominant color from a distance. Foliage fades to tan after frost. Tiny reddish flowers appear in tassel-like, puffy plumes which rise above the foliage clump in September, gradually turning into silvery plumes in fall as the seeds mature. Plumes persist well into winter providing good winter interest.

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Plant Details +

Size #1
Height 5-6'
Spacing 64-72"
Hardiness Zones 4-9
Exposure Full to Partial Sun
Foliage White and Dark Green Striped, Arching
Flower Tiny reddish flowers appear in tassel-like plumes
Bloomtime Spring-Fall, remains standing through heavy snowfalls

General Information +

Botanical: Miscanthus sinensis 'Variegatus'

Common: Variegated miscanthus

Family: Poaceae

General Characteristics: Best grown in average, medium wet, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Tolerant of a wide range of soils from well-drained sandy soils to the heavy clays. Prefers moist soils. Best in full sun. Less vigorous with decreased flowering and tendency to flop in too much shade. Tolerant of summer heat and humidity. Clumps slowly expand in circumference by short rhizomes, but retain tight clump shape. Foliage should be left standing throughout the winter for visual interest and to provide protection for the crowns. Cut foliage to the ground in late winter just before new shoots appear. Ornamental Grasses are gaining in popularity all over the U.S. due to their undemanding nature and long lasting, year round beauty. There is nothing that adds such interesting forms, textures and movement to a garden, than with this diverse plant group. They can be planted along banks of ponds, incorporated into perennial gardens, grouped together, utilized as a ground cover along walkways, paths or on steep banks. They aren't fussy about soil requirements, are drought tolerant as well as insect and disease resistant.

Planting/Care Instructions +

Pests or Diseases: No serious insect or disease problems. Deer Resistant.

Planting Instructions: Prefers a moist, well drained soil in a sunny position. It can tolerate light shade. Dig a hole large enough to hold the roots. Fill the hole with water and position the plant so the crown (where the root meets the stem) is just slightly below the soil line. Fill the hole with soil and water again. A slow release fertilizer may be used each spring, though it's not necessary.