Miscanthus sinensis 'Strictus'
Common name: Porcupine Grass
This showy ornamental grass has yellow horizontal banding on green leaves.
It gets its name from the upright stiff foliage similar to porcupine quills.
Huge feathery pinkish purple plumes appear in early fall.
Use as a vertical interest, mass plantings, screening and containers.
Height: 4-6' (With plumes)
Exposure: Sun to part
Photos courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.