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Miscanthus sinensis 'NCMS2B' Bandwidth Maiden Grass

Miscanthus sinensis 'NCMS2B' Bandwidth Maiden Grass

Miscanthus sinensis 'NCMS2B' Bandwidth Maiden Grass - Mori Gardens

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Plant Height:  3 feet Flower Height:  4 feet Spread:  3 feet Sunlight:      Hardiness Zone:  5a Other Names:  Japanese...

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Categoties: Ornamental Grasses, Perennials

Tags: Grass, Perennial, Sun

Plant Height:  3 feet

Flower Height:  4 feet

Spread:  3 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  5a

Other Names:  Japanese Silver Grass

Brand:  Darwin Perennials

Description:

This compact variety has wide green foliage with pale yellow stripes; an upright cascading habit that is quite symmetrical; rust resistant and infertile, no re-seeding and non-invasive; a real eye-catcher on the landscape; great winter interest

Ornamental Features

Bandwidth Maiden Grass features bold plumes of coppery-bronze flowers rising above the foliage from late summer to early fall. Its attractive grassy leaves are green in colour with prominent buttery yellow stripes. The foliage often turns tan in fall. The white seed heads are carried on showy plumes displayed in abundance from mid fall to late winter.

Landscape Attributes

Bandwidth Maiden Grass is an herbaceous perennial grass with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Bandwidth Maiden Grass is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Vertical Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Bandwidth Maiden Grass will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity extending to 4 feet tall with the flowers, with a spread of 3 feet. It tends to be leggy, with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and should be underplanted with lower-growing perennials. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

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