'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.

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