Variegated Japanese Silver Grass

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Sparkling Graceful Accent Variegated Japanese Silver Grass!

  • Shining Creamy White & Green Pinstriped Foliage
  • Two-Tone Soft Waving Blades
  • Tall & Wide Weeping Form
  • Beautiful Silver Plumes Develop Starting in Midsummer
  • Stays Narrow Upright & Neat
  • Fall Color, Sound, Texture, Motion
  • Cold, Heat & Salt Tolerant
  • Full Sun and Partial Shade
  • Four-Season Interest
  • Specimen or Privacy Hedge
  • Non-Invasive Hardy Native
  • Floral Design & Decor

Bring the beach home with a flowing stand of ornamental grasses. You'll be mesmerized by the play of summer breezes through the arching blades and wind-tossed silver plumes.

Ornamental grasses are graceful additions to the landscape and Variegated Japanese Silver Grass (Miscanthus sinensis 'Variegata') is the cream of the crop!

This slim selection offers even more dynamic features, becoming a gorgeous accent quickly each year. Japanese Silver features brilliant green and white stripes with white being the predominant color, for a bi-color effect. It just sparkles while swaying in the breeze and sun!

The foliage of this clump-forming grass is a gracefully arching landscape element. The variegated form this grass takes accents the incredible summer plumes that follow. In fall, the foliage often brings out yellow hues to the blades that remain upright all winter.

The striped foliage clump is very eye-catching. But it's the long flower stalks that appear in midsummer that really stand out. The feathery silvery-cream blooms rise above the foliage like tassels. Turning beige all winter, they give your garden winter interest.

These flower plumes provide your floral bouquets and garden a whimsical textural contrast. Effective gardens appeal to all your senses. Listen to Variegated Japanese Silver Grass murmur as you watch their long foliage loft and sway in a kinetic dance.

How to Use Variegated Japanese Silver Grass In The Landscape

Clumping, impressive specimen plants with 4-season interest, Variegated Japanese Silver Grass lends soft vertical accents and graceful motion. Sized perfectly for privacy and screening hedges, Japanese Silver creates "Living Walls" for Outdoor Garden Rooms and tranquil privacy.

Great for naturalizing and prairie restoration, mass plantings of Japanese Silver provides erosion control and banks of tranquility, transforming hard-to-mow slopes into something magical. Plus lovely borders to enhance (or hide) the view!

The waving fronds add immense color, texture, sound and motion! The calming Zen provided by softly rustling grasses, plus the mesmerizing swaying are lovely additions to your private spaces.

Fine-textured blades create wonderful accents and backdrops when interspersed among mixed-shrub beds. Beautiful for anchoring perennial borders and soften corners.

Tall Grasses like this are exceptionally effective to mark a turning point in your garden path. Try pulling it outside the boundary of your planting bed to allow their "peek-a-boo" foliage to offer guests a tantalizing glimpse of what's ahead.

Create garden vignettes by planting a curved row of grasses around a focal point, garden seating or sculpture to make them stand out!

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Strongest in full sun, Variegated Japanese Silver Grass tolerates part shade but won't be as strong and upright, becoming more arching and weeping.

Full sunlight also dramatically makes these just glow! Imagine seeing the rising or setting sun backlight these fronds from behind is breathtaking!

Adaptable to salt, drought and wet winter soil, these are cold hardy, deer and rabbits resistant plus, highly pest and disease-free!

Miscanthus requires well-drained soil but becomes highly drought tolerant once established. Easy-to-grow, Silver Grass is cold hardy in USDA hardiness zones 5 through 10.

Warm-season grasses won't grow until the soil temperature warms so have patience. Prune before growth starts to appear in early spring and remove built-up leaves and debris from the center.

Go ahead and impress your friends! This grass doesn't spread by rhizomes, but please allow room for it to reach its mature spread. The with no seeds maturing, the issue with reseeding isn't a problem with Variegated Japanese Silver Grass!

You are sure to love Variegated Japanese Silver Grass! Order yours at Nature Hills Nursery today!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Variegated Japanese Silver Grass Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Miscanthus sinensis 'Variegatus'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 5 - 6 feet
Mature Spread 3 - 5 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green, White
Pollinator Friendly No
Pruning Time Late Winter
Fragrant No