White striped Chinese reed `Variegatus` is a welcome change in the garden
The Miscanthus sinensis 'Variegatus' which is the botanical name of the white striped Chinese reed `Variegatus`, provides a varied garden with its white striped foliage. The Chinese reed originates from East Asia and belongs to the family of sweet grasses. As the white striped Chinese reed appears almost white in the sun, it is a special eye-catcher when planted against a dark background such as hedges or conifers. With a size of up to 150cm and an upright, overhanging growth habit, the easy-care Miscanthus sinensis ´Variegatus´ is an eye-catcher whether planted singly or in groups and is an enrichment for every garden. The beautiful white striped leaves are also used in floristry as an accessory for flower bouquets.
The white striped Chinese reed `Variegatus`
is a garden ornament for every season.
The white striped Chinese reed 'Variegatus' flowers from September to October. This is only the case if the summer was very hot. In spring and summer it is often a visual haven of peace. Especially flowering plants such as the beautiful Stork's Bill Max Frei or the red purple flowers are really shown off by it. The white striped Chinese reed is a semi-evergreen plant. The Miscanthus sinensis should be cut back to 10cm in spring. This will give the white striped Chinese reed enough space and light to sprout again in all its beauty. The white striped Chinese reed does not form runners, so a root barrier is not needed. In late autumn and winter, Miscanthus sinensis enchants the garden observer with its foliage, especially when hoarfrost has settled on the leaves.
Location and use of the white striped Chinese reed
A perfect location for the white striped Chinese reed is a sunny to semi-shady site. The soil should be nutrient-rich, well-drained and humus-rich. The white striped Chinese reed is particularly effective when planted singly in front of buildings or dark hedges. As a foliage plant on the terrace or balcony, the Chinese reed is a particularly beautiful sight. In winter, you can protect the plant against frost and moisture by tying up the upper third. The Miscanthus sinensis ´Variegatus`, like all Chinese reed varieties, is winter-hardy and very robust.
If you choose the white striped Chinese reed, you will need 1 - 2 plants per m²
Our plants are grown in pots and can therefore be planted all year round