- Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 6 - 7 Feet
- Mature Spread 6 - 7 Feet
- Growing Zones 5 - 8
Porcupine Grass has a tall, columnar structure and spiky foliage that will make a big statement in a small space. The mostly upright leaves grow in a rosette formation and will gently bend under their weight. The green blades of grass have spaced, sunny yellow bands that add an unexpected pop of color. Miscanthus sinensis Strictus is a striking ornamental grass blooming in the early fall for additional visual interest.
Feature Porcupine Grass in beds, mass plantings, or borders. This ornamental grass's tall narrow structure makes it a good fit for areas tight on space, like near entryways or to complement a mailbox. Plant near the back of a mixed bed since this grass has some height. This grass grows as a perennial in USDA zones 5 through 8.
Porcupine Grass Care
Soil should be rich and moist while still promoting drainage. New plants need consistent and deep watering, but established plants are drought-tolerant. Plant in full sun for best results.
Apply a balanced fertilizer during the spring. Trim the foliage back to 3 inches in the late fall or early spring to encourage new growth once the temperatures warm up.
Porcupine Grass Spacing
This large, upright plant will reach 6 to 7 feet tall and 2 to 3 feet wide. Plant Porcupine Grass 2 to 3 feet apart when creating a mixed bed or border.
Porcupine Grass Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 8|
|Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 6 - 7 Feet|
|Mature Spread: 2 - 3 Feet|
|Spacing: 2 - 3 Feet|
|Flower Color(s): Red|
|Bloom Period: September|
|Foliage Type: Herbaceous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering, Winter Interest|
|Resists: Deer, Rabbit|
|Uses: Borders, Mass Planting, Specimen or Focal Point, Wildlife Gardens|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Foliage Interest, Low Maintenance|
|Common Name: Porcupine Grass|
|Scientific Name: MISCANTHUS SINENSIS `STRICTUS`|
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Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
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