Click here to enlarge this photo. 'Gold Bar' miscanthus (Miscanthus sinensis 'Gold Bar', USDA Hardiness Zones 5-8) is a compact miscanthus developed by Joy Creek Nursery in Scappoose, Oregon. Its heavily banded blades add energy and verve to a garden planting without being a thug to its neighbors. It prefers full sun and moist, well-drained soil, and may eventually top out at 4 to 5 feet tall. This photo was taken at the West Tenessee Research and Education Center in Jackson, Tennessee. Welcome to the Fine Gardening Garden Photo of the Day blog! Every weekday we post a new photo of a great garden, a spectacular plant, a stunning plant combination, or any number of other subjects. Think of it as your morning jolt of green. Sign up to get it in your mailbox, so you'll always remember to take a look. We look forward to sharing our garden travels with you. If you think you have a photo that we should share on the Garden Photo of the day, email us. Send hi-res images to firstname.lastname@example.org with GPOD in the subject line. We'll only respond if we plan to use your photo. View the discussion thread.