Porcupine Miscanthus Maiden Grass

Fantastic Grass with Alternating Green and Yellow Bands

  • Unique, Upright, Variegated Grass
  • Reddish Plumes from late Summer into Winter!
  • Plant in Mass for Stunning Look!
  • Easy to grow - grows in any soil!
  • Deer Tolerant and Pest and Disease Resistant
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Striking AND easy to grow, Porcupine Miscanthus Grass is a great choice!  This Maiden Grass stands out from the rest with its exciting variegated foliage and its unique, stiff, upright habit.

Alternating bands of vibrant greens and yellows give this hardy grass a fantastic look.  Reddish plumes emerge around August.  Plumes last well into winter holding our interest for months!

Porcupine Miscanthus works great in mass plantings or by itself.  It is perfect for an accent in any type of garden or mixed bed. The unique colors and upright habit of this grass adds vibrance to areas that are dull.  Try this grass in a container for a stunning look everyone will admire!   Porcupine Grass can grow up to 8 feet tall and 5 feet wide so give it some space to thrive at maturity.  For a grass hedge, plant every 4 feet.  Plant at least 6 feet apart on center for defined individual plants.

Plant in full to part sun for best results.  Porcupine Grass is adaptable to any soil, but prefers a moist, well-drained soil. This hardy grass is pest and disease resistant and deer, rabbit, pollution, and salt tolerant!  This tough plant even thrives in urban and coastal areas!

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Additional Information

Shipping Restriction AZ
Grows in Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Sunlight Full Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade
Soil Type Adaptable
Mature Height 6-8 Feet
Mature Width 4-5 Feet
Drought Tolerance Good
Fall Color Orange
Bloom Color Red
Botanical Name Miscanthus sinensis 'Strictus'

How To Care for your new Porcupine Miscanthus Maiden Grass

When planting your Porcupine Grass choose the best location for this plant to thrive.  Be sure to plant this grass in growing zones 5 to 9.  This grass can grow in full sun to part shade.  Porcupine Miscanthus is adaptable to a variety of soil, but prefers well-drained moist soil.

Water deeply once or twice weekly when newly planted (about 3 months) to help the roots grow properly.  After the first year this grass is drought tolerant and only rarely needs water.  Water thoroughly in extreme heat, especially in the first summer.  Fertilize lightly with a slow release, balanced fertilizer in spring for optimal growth.  Prune back this grass to 6 inches in late winter or early spring before new growth emerges.  

Porcupine grass is extremely hardy as well as pest and disease resistant.  It is also deer, rabbit, pollution, and salt tolerant.


Planting Directions

Step 1:

Unpack all of your plants right away! Look for the perfect location. Make sure you are planting in the correct light conditions.

Step 2:

Dig a hole twice the width of the root ball. Position your plant in the hole. Make sure the top of the root ball is slightly higher than the original grade of the bed. Also check to make sure it is straight from all sides.

Step 3:

Fill up hole with water before placing new plant in hole in order to saturate the surrounding soil.  Once the water is absorbed place your plant in the hole and water thoroughly.  


Planting a shrub digging the hole

Step 4:

Mix the potting soil and the soil removed from the hole. Start by backfilling soil around the root ball. Carefully pack in the soil to remove any air pockets. Water plant thoroughly again until the soil will not hold any more water. This will ensure that your new plant will be a success.

Step 5:

Fertilize around your plant with the amount recommended on the package. Our special Fertilizer contains all of the nutrients to keep your plants growing and healthy. Repeat every 3 months.

Step 6:

Finish up by mulching around your new plant.  Apply 1-2 inches of mulch around the plant and plant bed. Mulch will help keep the soil moist and keep weeds out.

Step 7:

Keep watered with a hose every 2-3 days for 2 weeks. This is critical for plant survival. In the third week, begin to water as needed depending on the weather. Always check by placing your finger under the mulch to see if the soil is moist.


Shipping and Delivery

Most orders ship next business day.  Please allow 1-3 business day to process and pack your order for shipping.  View the shipping map below.  Please note that shipping times on the map below are not guaranteed.  

West coast orders on plants will be held until the following Monday to prevent additional transit time on sensitive plants.  Your plants will be carefully packaged and shipped using Fedex, UPS, or USPS.   

You will receive a confirmation via email when the carrier picks up your shipment.  Delivery emails are also sent when your package arrives.  As soon as your package arrives, It is important to open your boxes and water your new plants thoroughly.

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Each plant is carefully hand selected and packaged making sure that they will arrive ready to plant! 

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LOVE my Miscanthus Porcupine grass
I was so pleased when I saw the Miscanthus Pocupine grass. It exceeded my expectations! Healthy, large plants. I have been looking everywhere for this grass and could not find it. I was so excited to find it on your site in exactly the size I wanted! Thank you for providing fast shipping and healthy plants.
July 16, 2017
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