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Nova Zebra Grass - Miscanthus sinensis
Miscanthus sinensis 'Nova' is a beautiful "zebra grass"selection with the characteristic yellow stripes up and down it's blades. More details below!

Nova Zebra Grass - Miscanthus sinensis

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'Nova' Zebra Grass
Miscanthus sinensis 'Nova'

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 5a-9b  Find Your Zone

Note:  For our customers who live and garden north of USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 5a, where this Miscanthus grass variety is not reliably winter hardy, you'll be happy to know it can be grown in containers that can be brought indoors during winter and placed back outside when temperatures warm up in spring.



Special Attributes

Miscanthus sinensis 'Nova' is a beautiful zebra grass selection with a more erect growth habit that holds up better to heavy rains and wind better than other varieties. It has characteristic bold yellow stripes up and down its blades. In mid- to late-summer, pinkish-red seed "wands" rise on sturdy stems above the 4 to 5 feet tall foliage. In early fall these open to attractive fluffy plumes that persist through winter. The plumes are great for cutting and use in dried flower arrangements.



Landscape & Garden Uses

Growing 4 to 5 feet tall and 2 to 3 feet wide, Nova Zebra Grass is ideal for use as a vertical accent or grouping in smaller garden spaces, home foundation plantings, and container gardens. Effective in larger groupings or as a natural hedge in larger landscape spaces.  

Suggested Spacing:  2-3' apart for hedges; 8' or more apart for space between plants





Cultural Preferences

Miscanthus grasses are easy to grow in a wide range of soils, from sandy to well-drained clay and full to mostly sun (6 hours or more direct sunlight per day). They prefer a moist but well-drained soil of average fertility while establishing themselves, however will tolerate periods of dry soil when established. Constantly soggy or wet soils can be problematic, so make sure the planting site is a well-drained one. Maintenance is minimal requiring only an annual pruning before new growth begins to emerge in late winter or very early spring. At this time simply cut plants back to just above the ground.




Helpful Articles

Click on a link below to get helpful advice from our experts on how to plant and care for Miscanthus grasses.





Plant Details

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 4a-9b Find Your Zone
Plant Type: Ornamental Grass
Height at Maturity: 4-5'
Width at Maturity: 2-3'
Spacing: Space 2-3' apart for hedges;  8' or more apart for space between plants
Growth Habit / Form: Clumping, Upright
Growth Rate: Moderate to Fast
Flower Color: Red seed heads opening to Cream then to Straw during winter
Flower Size: 6"
Flower Type: Plume
Flowering Period: Late Summer persisting through Winter
Foliage Color: Green with Yellow horizontal bands
Fragrant Foliage: No
Attracts: Visual Attention, Birds
Sun Needs: Full Sun or Mostly Sun
Water Needs: Average, low when established
Soil Type: Clay, Loam, Sand, Silt
Soil Drainage: Well Drained
Soil pH: 6.0 - 8.0
Maintenance / Care: Very Low
Resistances: Deer, Disease, Drought, Dry Soil, Heat, Humidity, Insect



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