Miscanthus sinensis 'Zebrinus'

Zebra Grass

Photo courtesy of Ball Seed

  • Pointed tipped, narrow green leaves with yellow horizontal stripes
  • Pink plumes in the summer
  • Plumes turn tan-silver in the fall
  • Dense, widely arching clumping habit
Border or Bed
Border or Bed
Dried Flower/ Foliage
Dried Flower/ Foliage
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Great Foliage
Great Foliage
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Easy to grow.  Will tolerate most any soil type. Grows best in moist soils but will tolerate sandy soil and even heavy clay soil. Plant in full sun.  Divide in spring or early summer.

Height: 5-8 ft
Spread: 4-6 ft
Price Level 1: $29.99~#2
Bloom Color: Pink
Zone: 5-9

Additional Characteristics & Attributes:


  • Mass Planting
  • Garden
  • Container
  • Low Maintenance
  • Great Foliage
  • Dried Flower/ Foliage
  • Specimen
  • Focal Point
  • Border or Bed
  • Drought Tolerant

Critter Resistance:

  • Rabbit Resistant
  • Deer Resistant


  • Full Sun


  • Upright

Foliage Color:

  • Variegated
  • Green
  • Yellow

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Summer
  • Fall

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Songbirds

Soil Moisture:

  • Wet Soil/Wetlands
  • Keep Well-Watered
  • Average Water