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Miscanthus sinensis 'Cabaret'

Variegated maiden grass

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour



Attractive seed-heads, Dramatic foliage



Skill level


Miscanthus sinensis 'Cabaret'

Plant details

This tall-growing grass is excellent for the back of the border, where it will form a good backdrop to shorter growing grasses and perennials. The long ribbon like foliage is streaked with white. In late summer it produces long, attractive plumes of silvery flowerheads that last well into the winter. Like all miscanthus, clumps will benefit from being cut back hard in the spring to encourage new growth.

Family: Poaceae

Genus: Miscanthus

Species: sinensis

Cultivar: Cabaret

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Silver variegation

Feature: Attractive seed-heads, Dramatic foliage

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 240cm

Spread: 120cm

Time to divide plants: March to April

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