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Miscanthus sinensis. 'Strictus'

Miscanthus sinensis. 'Strictus'

Often known as Porcupine Grass, Miscanthus sinensis 'Strictus' Grass has a compact and clump-forming growing habit with rigid and spiky leaves and silvery flower plumes which can be seen in autumn. As the name might suggest, the deciduous leaves of Miscanthus sinensis 'Strictus' resemble the quills of a porcupine, with the long green leaves being interspersed with pale yellow crossbands.

  • Best Features: Hardy and Low Maintenance
  • Ideal For: Perennial borders, pond or lake borders
  • Growth Rate: Average
  • Position: Any moist to well-drained soil in a full sun position

Miscanthus sinensis 'Strictus' Grass description

Here you'll find our range of Miscanthus sinensis 'Strictus' Grass which are great for punctuating perennial borders or alongisde herbaceous perennials. Our grasses can be used in a variety of ways to decorate your garden, such as planting along pathways, enhancing entrances and archways or used to create a focal point in the garden. Our Miscanthus sinensis 'Strictus' Grass has a clumping or tufting growing habit, with spiky, cross-banded foliage which looks very similar to porcupine quills. If you’re looking for a size that is not listed - Please call us to enquire as we may be able to source the size you require.

How to use Porcupine Grass in your planting scheme

Miscanthus sinensis 'Strictus' Grass can add height to any garden border, and being salt tolerant and hardy, can also be used in exposed sites and coastal gardens. 

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You can use our Miscanthus sinensis 'Strictus' Grass to punctuate borders or planted alongside coastal hedging shrubs.

Growth rate of Miscanthus sinensis 'Strictus' Grass

Miscanthus sinensis 'Strictus' Grass is an average growing species.

How to care for Miscanthus sinensis 'Strictus' Grass

We recommend combing through your Miscanthus sinensis 'Strictus' Grass in spring to remove any dead foliage and old flower stems to keep a tidy looking appearance. You can find more pruning information in our Advice Section.

Planting density recommendations for Miscanthus sinensis 'Strictus' Grass

Planting density for Miscanthus sinensis 'Strictus' Grass is really down to personal preference. Your Miscanthus sinensis 'Strictus' Grass will look equally as brilliant planted close together or at intervals along the edge of your border.

Miscanthus sinensis 'Strictus' Grass is available year-round. We do have more sizes available so if you can’t find exactly what you’re looking for please give us a call.

The vast majority of our grass plants are grown in the UK although every once in a while we may source them from specialised nurseries outside the UK, where we can be certain the quality cannot be rivalled. At best4hedging we always strive to bring you the freshest, highest quality plants whilst keeping our prices competitive, so you can buy grasses from us with complete confidence. 

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