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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9a
Plant Height: 5-7 feet
Plant Spread: 3-4 feet
Leaves: Variegated
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Other: Cream
Flower Time: Fall
Underground structures: Rhizome
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Provides winter interest
Dried Flower
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Pollinators: Wind


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Posted by sandnsea2 (Cape Cod, MA, USA - Zone 7a) on Oct 4, 2011 4:32 PM

This is a great plant in so many ways, but it must be given plenty of room. The Fall interest it provides is important and the feathery heads are graceful and billowy. In summer the striped leaves are pretty and interesting. This is a perfect 'back of the border' plant. It does take a few years to mature into the clump you see in the photo, which is 4 years old in my garden.This is one plant I would not want to be without.
I am in Zone 7A.

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Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Mar 1, 2012 3:36 AM

Received the RHS Award of Garden Merit.
Herbaceous, clump forming, perennial grass.

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Plant Events from our members
bloominholes2fill On May 23, 2018 Miscellaneous Event
Our winter weather extended in to early May, this year, and I'm afraid I lost one specimen completely, and the other is looking really scraggly. Sad I've noticed that ornamental grasses in commercial landscapes are struggling too, so my guess is this unusually cold Spring is the culprit. Hoping it will bounce back, this year. Crossing Fingers! Crossing Fingers!
christine2 From June 11, 2018 to June 8, 2018 Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc)
Removed due to deck renovation.
christine2 On June 1, 2008 Obtained plant
MrsBinWY On January 27, 2019 Seeds sown
sprinkle of seeds from janinilulu's garden in milk jug @ room temp
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