Striking yellow horizontal bands on the bright green foliage are the real feature of the Miscanthus 'Zebrinus' .These plants are a tall fountain, and are commonly referred to as ‘maiden grass’ or ‘sugar flower grass’ for the graceful plume seed heads that arch above the plant.
Miscanthus do need some moisture to thrive in warm and temperate climates, especially whilst establishing. It will take a couple of years for a young plant to amass the clump of foliage that Miscanthus are known for, but they are worth the wait. Cut back to the ground in late winter to 'clean up' the previous season's growth. This will allow fresh blades to emerge and display each year.