Miscanthus sinensis var. condensatus 'Cabaret'

Japanese Silver Grass

Tips for Homeowners:

Cut back to the ground in late winter or early spring before new growth appears.

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This grass has leaves that appear mostly white, creating a beautiful accent in the landscape.

  • Wide stripe of white down the middle of the leaves
  • Copper-colored plumes age to white with pink tinges
  • Low maintenance

Grasses are perfect planted as an accent in the perennial border, screening, waterside or individually in the landscape.

Height: 6-8 ft
Spread: 3-5 ft
Zone: 5-9
Color: Pink, White

Interesting Notes about Japanese Silver Grass:

Grasses offer architecture, movement and beauty in the landscape throughout the year. Ornamentally we are enchanted with their arching foliage and airy pink blossoms. We get to enjoy the contrast of their leaves with frost and snow, and then are happy to start all over again in the spring. 

Characteristics & Attributes


  • Dried Flower/Foliage
  • Low Maintenance
  • Mass Planting
  • Border or Bed
  • Fall Color
  • Ornamental Grass
  • Great Foliage
  • Winter Interest
  • Cut Flower/ Foliage
  • Long Blooming
  • Specimen

Foliage Color:

  • White
  • Variegated
  • Green


  • Full Sun

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant
  • Rabbit Resistant


  • Upright

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer
  • Fall

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Fall

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water