Porcupine Grass

Porcupine Grass

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Porcupine Grass, also known as Miscanthus sinensis 'Strictus', is an ornamental grass with striking features. This grass has tall, spiky foliage that stands upright, with bands of yellow that horizontally wrap around the green blades. Porcupine Grass produces beautiful, reddish-bronze plumes in late summer and fall, which add texture and interest to any landscape. This grass is low-maintenance and is an excellent choice for adding height and structure to gardens, borders, and naturalized areas.
Porcupine Grass

Porcupine Grass

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Latin Name

Miscanthus sinensis 'Strictus'

Common Name

Porcupine Grass

Current Size

6-12 Inches

Hardiness Zone


Bloom Time


Mature Width

3 ft

Mature Height


Flower Colour


Growth Rate



Full Sun (6+ Hours)


Late Fall/Early Spring


Approx. 1-2 times per week




  • Eye-catching foliage: Porcupine Grass is named for its distinctive yellow and green striped foliage, which adds a striking visual element to any landscape.
  • Low maintenance: This grass is very easy to care for and doesn't require frequent watering or pruning. It's also fairly resistant to pests and diseases.
  • Attracts wildlife: The seeds of Porcupine Grass are a food source for many species of birds, making it a great choice for bird-friendly gardens. Additionally, the tall foliage provides cover for small animals like rabbits and squirrels.

Care Guide

  • Watering: Needs regular watering, especially during the first growing season. Allow the soil to dry slightly between waterings
  • Maintenance: Remove any dead or damaged foliage throughout the growing season
  • Pruning: Cut back old growth to the ground in late winter or early spring before new growth appears
  • (Optional):Fertilize once in early spring with a balanced, slow-release fertilizer. Alternatively, a top dressing of compost or well-rotted manure can be applied in spring or fall

Planting Instructions

Planting a trees or plants is easy! First, begin by digging a hole that's twice as wide as the root ball and just as deep. Place the tree or plant in the hole and add some bonemeal fertilizer. Backfill with fresh soil if needed and water thoroughly. Water regularly until roots are established to keep the plant healthy. Enjoy your new tree or plant!

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