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Variegated Japanese Silver Grass

Miscanthus sinensis 'Variegatus'

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Variegated Japanese Silver Grass

Miscanthus sinensis 'Variegatus'

5 reviews

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Why Variegated Japanese Silver Grass?

  • Provides a beautiful pop of color with its variegated leaves
  • Tolerant of various soil types and environmental conditions
  • Low maintenance and easy to care for
Variegated Japanese Silver Grass (Miscanthus sinensis 'Variegatus') is a popular ornamental perennial grass known for its unique and striking appearance. With its tall, slender stalks and striped green and white leaves, it adds texture and contrast to gardens and landscapes. It blooms with feathery, pinkish-white plumes in late summer that persist throughout the fall. This low-maintenance grass is drought tolerant and prefers full sun to partial shade. Its picturesque aesthetic and easy care make it a favor

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Sunlight

Variegated Japanese Silver Grass prefers full sun to partial shade and requires at least 6 hours of direct sunlight daily.

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Watering

Variegated Japanese Silver Grass (Miscanthus sinensis "Variegatus") requires regular watering, especially during the summer months. It prefers consistently moist soil but should not be overwatered. It is important to provide enough water to keep

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Fertilizing

Variegated Japanese Silver Grass requires a balanced fertilizer with a ratio of nitrogen-phosphorus-potassium (N-P-K) of 10-10-10 or 15-15-15. It is best to apply the fertilizer in spring or early summer for optimum growth and health.

Variegated Japanese Silver Grass, scientifically known as Miscanthus sinensis ‘Variegatus’, is a perennial ornamental grass. 

The variegated green and white striped leaves are its most prized feature. Emerald green and creamy white, the foliage grows handsomely and upright, catching attention wherever it is in the landscape. In the fall, huge plumes stall above the plant’s top. 

It also has a fine texture that contrasts beautifully with our plants in your garden bed or otherwise. This grass can be used as a focal point, an anchor plant, or as a privacy screen.

Verigated Japanese Silver Grass grows best in moist, yet relatively well-drained soil in full sun or part shade. While it does not require very much water, this grass prefers relatively regular irrigation. Order yours today from Shurbhub to get a healthy, beautiful plant.

 

Plant Information:

Botanical Name: Miscanthus sinensis 'Variegatus'
USDA Zones: 5-9
Water: Medium
Exposure: Full Sun
Soil Needs: Well Drained
Mature Height: 5 - 6 feet
Mature Spread: 3 - 5 feet
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Pollination Info

Pollination for Variegated Japanese Silver Grass (Miscanthus sinensis 'Variegatus')

Variegated Japanese Silver Grass (Miscanthus sinensis 'Variegatus') is a perennial ornamental grass that is grown for its attractive foliage and plumes. Pollination is required for the plant to produce seeds for propagation. The plant is primarily pollinated by the wind.

The flowers of Variegated Japanese Silver Grass are arranged in large plumes that are made up of many small, spike-like flowers. These flowers lack nectar and do not produce a strong fragrance, which means they are not attractive to bees and other pollinators. Instead, the plant relies on wind to carry the pollen from the male flowers to the female flowers.

When planting Variegated Japanese Silver Grass, it is important to ensure that there is adequate space for the plant to grow and for the wind to move freely through the garden. This will ensure that the pollen is effectively carried from flower to flower, resulting in successful pollination and seed production.

FAQ

FAQ: Variegated Japanese Silver Grass (Miscanthus sinensis 'Variegatus')

Q: What is Variegated Japanese Silver Grass?

A: Variegated Japanese Silver Grass, also known as Miscanthus sinensis 'Variegatus', is a popular ornamental grass cultivar that is valued for its striking white and green striped foliage. It is a deciduous clumping grass that can grow up to 6 feet tall and 4 feet wide.

Q: What are the growing requirements for Variegated Japanese Silver Grass?

A: Variegated Japanese Silver Grass prefers full sun to partial shade and well-draining soil. It is fairly adaptable, but prefers moist soil and consistent moisture during the growing season. It is hardy in zones 5-9.

Q: How do I plant Variegated Japanese Silver Grass?

A: Dig a hole as deep as the root ball and twice as wide. Loosen the soil around the edges of the hole, add some compost or other organic matter to the bottom, and then place the plant in the hole. Backfill with soil and tamp down gently around the base of the plant. Water thoroughly after planting.

Q: How do I care for Variegated Japanese Silver Grass?

A: Variegated Japanese Silver Grass is low maintenance and requires little care once it is established. Water regularly during the first growing season to help the roots become established. After that, it is fairly drought tolerant. Fertilize with a balanced fertilizer in the early spring. Cut the plant back to a few inches above the ground in late fall or early spring before new growth begins.

Q: Does Variegated Japanese Silver Grass have any pest or disease problems?

A: Variegated Japanese Silver Grass is generally pest and disease-free, but may be susceptible to rust and leaf spot diseases in wet conditions. These diseases can be controlled with a fungicide. It may also be occasionally bothered by aphids or spider mites.

Q: Can I divide Variegated Japanese Silver Grass?

A: Yes, Variegated Japanese Silver Grass can be easily divided in the spring or fall. Dig up the plant, divide it into smaller sections with a sharp shovel or knife, and replant the smaller sections in their new location.

Q: How do I use Variegated Japanese Silver Grass in my landscape?

A: Variegated Japanese Silver Grass is a versatile plant that can be used in a variety of ways in the landscape. It can be used as a specimen plant, in mass plantings, or as a border plant. It can also be used in naturalistic or prairie-style gardens. Its striking foliage will add color and texture to the garden throughout the growing season.

Planting & Care

Planting & Care for Variegated Japanese Silver Grass (Miscanthus sinensis 'Variegatus')

Planting:

  • Choose a location with well-draining soil and full sun.
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the root ball and plant at the same depth as it was originally growing.
  • Water thoroughly after planting.

Care:

  • Water regularly, especially during dry spells, to keep the soil moist.
  • Fertilize in the spring with a slow-release fertilizer.
  • Prune back in the spring before new growth begins to encourage fuller growth.
  • Remove dead or damaged leaves as needed.
  • Variegated Japanese Silver Grass is relatively low-maintenance and does not require regular pruning or care beyond watering and fertilization.

Pests & Diseases:

  • Variegated Japanese Silver Grass is relatively disease-resistant, but may be susceptible to root rot if over-watered.
  • Insects such as aphids and spider mites may occasionally be a problem, but can be controlled with insecticidal soap.

Following these planting and care tips will help you enjoy the beautiful foliage and unique form of Variegated Japanese Silver Grass in your garden.

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The plant arrived in perfect condition and is thriving in my yard.

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Jerry O.

The plant looks even better in person than in the photos online.

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