Silver grass

Miscanthus sinensis 'Kleine Fontane'

Silver grass - Miscanthus sinensis  'Kleine Fontane'

Common Name: Silver grass
Genus: Miscanthus
Species: sinensis
Cultivar: 'Kleine Fontane'

The Latin name Miscanthus comes from the Greek for "stalk" or "flower" while sinensis means "from China", indicating the original origin of this plant.

Category: Grasses & Bamboos
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 2.00 m (200 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.50 m (50 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Brown, Red
Foliage Colour: Grey/Silver, WhiteFlowering Period: August & September

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

A stunning fountainous grass for a mixed or herbaceous border, this has narrow silvery leaves with a white stripe down the centre. It flowers profusely and keeps on flowering right into autumn when its new reddish-brown tassel-like flowers are a pretty foil for the faded silvery older ones. Use it to add height to a perennial border and to give winter presence.

  • Garden care: Protect from excessive winter wet. Cut down to the ground in later winter before new foliage appears.



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