Miscanthus sinensis zebrinus - Zebra Grass
Zebra Grass is noted for its stripes. These are increasingly prominent during the latter part of the season. Miscanthus zebrinus can get to 8 feet tall and wide but is more commonly about 6 feet. Some grasses can be quite prolific in the garden. But Miscanthus zebrinus has been well behaved in that regard. Plants tend to flop a bit at the end of the season, particularly with the first rains. I cut back the offending culms and it keeps on going until frost. Zebra Grass can be divided in the winter. Once we get a hard frost the plants dry out and I cut them back to within a few inches of the ground. Miscanthus zebrinus is hardy throughout California.
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