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Campus Gardens

Miscanthus sinensis 'Stricta'
Porcupine maiden grass
Family: Poaceae

With an erect, clump forming growth habit, this grass has a height of 6' and 3-4 ft wide. Leaves have a bright, spiky structure and yellow, stiff pointed blades that stand out like porcupine quills. These plumes rise to approximately 9' in the fall. The leaves grow up and flow out and down like a fountain. The leaf blades are also about 1 in. Foliage has various shades of yellow-gold horizontal bars in the autumn and is best grown in sunny areas with moist soil. Atheletic Center Gardens. Hardy in zones 5-8.

Paula Meireles

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