Friday, October 17, 2008

Porcupine Grass

Miscanthus sinensis 'Strictus'

17 comments:

John Theberge said...

Do those seed heads last the whole winter?

Eve said...

They do John...well unless the winter wind is extra strong. I leave them there until spring then cut them down and up they come again!

Shellmo said...

They seem too "soft" looking to be called Porcupine Grass. Lovely.

Eve said...

Shelley...they are very pointy at the top!!! ;-)

Mary said...

Lovely! I think you are taking lessons from John :-) I agree that something that soft looking shouldn't be called Porcupine grass! What does the name stem from?

Eve said...

Thank you Mary, that's quite a compliment! And it's funny you ask about the name, I thought this was called Zebra Grass, I can't remember where I got that from, because it has stripes on the stems, then when I looked up more on it I found it was Porcupine Grass. I really don't know why, except the points on the top of the blades are very sharp. I will have to look more into that!

Stacey Huston said...

Very cool. is this an ornamental grass or wild? Looks like question and answer day lol

Eve said...

Ha Ha!! It does seem to be Q&A day Stacey! This is an ornamental grass, one of not that many that will survive my zone 4 climate.
The big question is....what am I doing sitting at the computer still!!! I have work to do!!
;-)

Eve said...

Danni....Ummmm....ahhhhh.....actually I'm growing these crabs for the birds!!! Hahahaha!!

Ok Ok I'll take a quick peek at some recipes...there's probably enough for everyone!!

Eve said...

Danni!!! Look what I found!!! Now there's a crabapple recipe I can try!!
http://www.danish-schnapps-recipes.com/crabapple.html

Roy said...

Lovely Eve,

Just thought I would give your brain a rest.

Eve said...

too funny Roy!!

Bird Girl said...

You make that look like I have to get some! haha

Jenny said...

Hi Evie
Have you tried cutting some of those to bring indoors for decoration? Lovely plumes!

Eve said...

Hi Jenny,
I have not...since I only have one plant I've pretty much left it out there for winter interest. Probably time to divide, next spring I'll see if I can make two plants from one!

Steve B said...

I like the texture and the shapes in this photo. There is a pleasing blend of colors too.

Denise said...

Beautiful photo Eve, I love these grasses. Yes I am back from the beach and I was delighted to see your post as these grasses were everywhere on the beach and thriving. I didn't realize they flourished at this time of the year. Thanks for stopping by and leaving the nice comment on my blog.