Miscanthus sinensis var. condensatus 'Cabaret'
Description: This is a strong growing Miscanthus with upright foliage and broad leaves which have strong cream white variegation running down the middle of the otherwise dark green leaves. In warm summers the copper-coloured flowers appear in the autumn. 'Cabaret' is visually highly striking and grown on its own can provide interest in late summer and autumn.
Uses: This grass would be a great addition to any garden but espeicially when grown with other grasses and with late flowering herbaceous.
Climate/Position: Plant in full sun to light shade.
Height/Spread: 2 metre x 1.2 metre clump forming.
Soil Requirements: Any soil - preferably moist but the plant is drought tolerant.
Pruning: Cut back to ground level in March. The grass and seed heads give good colour and interest through winter months.
Additional Interest: Discovered in by Kokin Watanabe and introduced to Washington Arboretum.