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Miscanthus sinensis High Frequency

Scientific Name : Miscanthus sinensis
Common Name : Japanese Silver Grass, Maiden Grass
Hardiness Zone : 5a - 9a
Hardiness Degree : -20°F (-29°C)
Blooming Season : Autumn
Plant Habit : Columnar
Characteristics : Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Winter Interest (regional), Colorful/Attractive Foliage, Low Maintenance, Frost Tolerant
Water : Light
Fertilizer : None or when needed only
Spacing : 44 - 48" (112 - 122cm)
Height : 80 - 86" (203 - 218cm)
Width : 32 - 38" (81 - 97cm)
Exposure : Sun
General Information : A tall, columnar Japanese Silver Grass with showy banded variegated foliage that is perfect for a showy location as an upright focal point. An impressive display of feather-like seed heads appears in the Fall for added interest.
Idea & Tips : Plant in a sunny location with plenty of space to grow. Fertilize once per season in mid-Spring when plants are actively growing. Foliage will provide Winter interest. Remove old foliage when new growth begins to appear.
Grower InformationA tall, columnar, banded Miscanthus – perfect for height and structure in the landscape.
  • High Frequency creates showy retail displays without the need for flowers. 
  • Ideal for larger containers – 1.5 gal. and up!
  • Rust resistant and infertile for healthy, non-invasive plants in the landscape. 
  • An excellent feather-like seed head display in the Fall for added interest.
  • A perfect addition to any Fall grass program.
  • Available as a liner only.
Protection InformationCPBRAF; PP34,712
(Flowering Only License)
Breeder : Darwin Perennials
  • Propagation Guide
    • Media EC/pH:
      Propagation prohibited.
    • Media pH:
      60 to 68°F (16 to 20°C)
      Light Level (fc):
      5,000 to 8,000
      Short day obligate
      Low to moderate
      Use a balanced fertilizer at a rate of 100 to 125 ppm.
      Pinch After Transplant:
      Plant Growth Regulators:
      PGRs generally not needed
      Pests and Fungal Diseases:
      Watch for crown rot if overwatered.
    • 1–qt. (10–cm) pot, 1 plant per pot:
      Not recommended
      1–gal. (15–cm) pot, 1 plant per pot:
      Not recommended
      2 to 3–gal. (25 to 30–cm) pot, 3 plants per pot:
      Liner: 16-18 wks
      Bloom Months:
      September to October

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