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Miscanthus sinensis 'Zebrinus'

Zebra Grass

£5.99

This is a sensational, clump-forming perennial grass with beautiful, arching green deciduous leaves that have attractive and very unusual creamy-yellow horizontal bands.

Perfect for using as a specimen plant or growing in groups in a herbaceous border, it produces silky spikes of pale pink, fan-shaped flower panicles. These appear between August and September and are followed by intricate, silvery seed-heads which help to maintain the plants ornamental value over the winter.

A fantastic, deciduous variety whose withered stems should be cut back to the ground in late winter.

Please note, the banding is temperature dependant, only usually appearing after mid-summer. The bands are prone to sun scorch in full sun so they are best grown in light shade.

Buying Bamboo & Grasses from Jacksons Nurseries

At Jacksons Nurseries we sell the majority of our stock all year round. Our stock is for the most part grown outdoors making it far hardier than those grown under glass and/or only sold ‘In Season’. With Bamboo and Grasses the leaves can differ in quality dependent on the time of the year and whether they are in their growth phase. We protect less hardy species during the winter but other plants grown out doors may have some wind damage. This is in no way detrimental to the plant and will grow out naturally in spring. 

 
Please Note: Our specimen bamboos in 20 litre pots and above can grow up to around 3-4m while here on the nursery. Due to domestic courier weight restrictions delivery is only possible via a freight courier on a pallet. Unfortunately we are restricted to a maximum consignment height of 2m, this has to include the height of the pallet and the height of the pot so we have to cut the plants accordingly. Cutting the plants down with not harm their growth. As most of the foliage is usually towards the top half of the plant they can look quite sparse however eventually you will be left with a far denser bushier plant.

 

Miscanthus sinensis 'Zebrinus'

This is a sensational, clump-forming perennial grass with beautiful, arching green deciduous leaves that have attractive and very unusual creamy-yellow horizontal bands.

Perfect for using as a specimen plant or growing in groups in a herbaceous border, it produces silky spikes of pale pink, fan-shaped flower panicles. These appear between August and September and are followed by intricate, silvery seed-heads which help to maintain the plants ornamental value over the winter.

A fantastic, deciduous variety whose withered stems should be cut back to the ground in late winter.

Please note, the banding is temperature dependant, only usually appearing after mid-summer. The bands are prone to sun scorch in full sun so they are best grown in light shade.

 


 

Miscanthus sinensis Zebrinus
Zebra Grass
Grasses
1m - 1.5m
10cm - 50cm
  • Pink
  • Silver
Autumn
Deciduous
No
Average
Fully Hardy
  • Full sun  Full sun
  • Partial shade  Partial shade
  • Acid
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
  • Chalk
  • Clay
  • Loam
  • Sand

Ornamental grasses can provide calming, delicate accompaniments to colourful flowering plants, or they can be the focus of design instead. There are types available for every garden setup, soil type and position, and will provide colour, coverage, contrast and structure wherever they are planted.

 

Planting and Conditions

Grasses from colder climates such as Deschampsia, Festuca, Helctotrichon and Stipa grow in late winter and flower before mid-summer. To get the best establishment, they should be planted in the autumn.

Grasses from warmer climates such as Miscanthus, Panicum, Pennisetum and Spartina grow in late spring, flower after mid-summer and are best cut back in late winter. Plan them in late spring, and they will be best established.

Grasses also make good container specimens, and will prosper in loamy soil.

Ideally, the planting areas for grasses should be prepared in the autumn months. Till the soil deeply, and work in ample organic matter. Ornamental grasses do not require large amounts of fertiliser.

 

Aftercare and Pruning

The foliage on deciduous grasses can be left until February. They turn brown rather than lose their leaves, and so should be pruned to ground level later in the season. The severity of pruning required can vary from variety to variety, so care should be taken so that you don’t harm the plant.

Evergreen grasses can be trimmed in spring. Remove brown tips and cut back dead leaves that usually collect around the base of the plant.

Care for your grasses by using mulch and watering them regularly. Otherwise, they are a fairy low maintenance addition to the garden.

 

Potential Issues

Nothing really bothers most ornamental grasses. Rabbits and voles may occasionally be an issue, but they can easily be controlled using fencing and, if needs must, animal repellents.

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