• Porcupine Grass Miscanthus strictus clumps
  • Miscanthus sinensis strictus clumps
  • Miscanthus strictus striped green and yellow leaves
  • Close up of striped porcupine grass leaves

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Miscanthus strictus Porcupine Grass

Miscanthus sinensis Strictus

Miscanthus strictus is one of the most upright of the Miscanthus cultivars, and it is among the most colorful. Porcupine Grass is best known for the unusual, horizontal yellow bands on its foliage and its very erect habit. In early Fall the reddish, seed heads extend about one foot above the foliage.

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Miscanthus Strictus Porcupine Grass for Sale Online

Miscanthus strictus or porcupine grass is an attractive upright clump-forming ornamental grass with interesting horizontal yellow bands on the leaves. In the fall they turn golden-bronze. An excellent specimen for adding texture to shrub borders and perennial beds. In larger gardens, we recommend massing Miscanthus strictus as a privacy screen.

Porcupine Grass is one of the more later blooming grasses known for its drought and salt-tolerant capabilities. it also makes a great focal point for any landscape bed. Birds will enjoy visiting this plant and using it for cover which makes it perfect for nature lovers!


Growzone: 4-9 Miscanthus strictus Porcupine Grass Hardiness Zones 4-9
Hardiness Zone: 4-9
Mature Height: 7-8 Feet
Mature Width: 3 Feet
Sunlight: Full Sun to Part Sun
Water Requirements: Dry to Moist

Frequently Asked questions

Can Miscanthus Strictus be planted in containers?

How to use Miscanthus strictus in the Landscape


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