Chinese silver grass

Miscanthus sinensis 'Kleine Silberspinne'

Chinese silver grass - Miscanthus sinensis  'Kleine Silberspinne'

Common Name: Chinese silver grass
Genus: Miscanthus
Species: sinensis
Cultivar: 'Kleine Silberspinne'

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: Slow growing
Features: Has interesting foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 1.20 m (120 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.45 m (45 cm)

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

Soil Type: Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

This is a star plant for any garden. Itís compact and doesnít take up too much space but itís also dramatic. Narrow silvery leaves  have a white stripe down the centre and masses of upright feathery reddish-brown plumes fade to silver in the autumn. When the flowers catch the evening sun the plant appears to be sitting under a silvery halo.

  • Garden care: Cut back in late winter before the new foliage appears.


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