I would say this grass should be describes as gold leaves with bands of green. This is a bright grass that will add an architectural texture to any landscape or patio. The red plumes really stand out in the fall.
Miscanthus Gold Breeze is a grass cultivar of zebra grass known for its crisp apple-green tapered foliage with accents of broad creamy yellow stripes. Ornamental grasses sway in the background of gardens with the slightest of breezes. Burgundy-red tassels sparkle in the sun from late summer to fall. By winter, the foliage turns beige and is sturdy enough to brighten the winter landscape.
This ornamental grass prefers average to moist soil conditions and thrives in full sun. This hardy perennial grass can handle the cold winters along with summer heat and humidity. Clumps slowly expand in circumference by short rhizomes but usually retain a tight shape. Foliage should be left standing throughout the winter for visual interest and to protect the crowns. Cut foliage to the ground in late winter before new shoots appear.
5 to 6 Feet
3 to 3.5 Feet
Full Sun to Partial Sun
Average to Moist
Deer Resistant, Coastal Exposure, Urban Gardening
Frequently Asked questions
How Fast Does Miscanthus Grass Grow?
Miscanthus grasses grow slow while it is young; however, it will reach a mature height of 4 to 5 feet in about two to three years. Of course, this is all dependent on your cultivar and growing conditions. This ornamental grass's steady growth habit makes it valuable to landscaping because it will consistently keep your garden filled with flowy foliage texture.
Should I Cut Back My Miscanthus Gold Breeze?
The stems of your Miscanthus will turn a pale-tan color throughout winter, and by spring, these old stems are replaced by new green stems. We recommend that you cut back your ornamental grass in late winter, around January or February. Cut the stems back to ground level, and that will allow new growth to grow without anything in its way. Any hedge shears will work perfectly for this task. Always ensure your shears are clean and sharp before pruning your grasses.
Can my Miscanthus Gold Breeze Grow in Containers?
Miscanthus grasses can grow in containers as long as their pots have drainage holes and well-draining soil conditions. If the soil remains soggy, your plant will get root rot disease. This disease is irreversible if severe enough. Choose a container that is large enough for your plant to grow for 2 to 3 years. For example, try to find a pot about 8 inches more in width than the root system of your grass.