Chinese silver grass

Miscanthus sinensis 'Strictus'

Chinese silver grass - Miscanthus sinensis  'Strictus'

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

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: 1.80 m (180 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 1.20 m (120 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Brown, Gold
Foliage Colour: Green, YellowFlowering Period: August & September

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

Feathery golden brown flower heads in late summer and early autumn are held high above broad straight mid-green leaves with pale yellow horizontal stripes. This distinctive ornamental grass makes an excellent specimen plant for a large sunny well-drained site. The distinctive horizontal stripes appear on the leaves around mid-summer. One word of warning - Miscanthus can take about three seasons to establish in a new site.

  • Garden care: Cut down to the ground in late winter before the new foliage appears.


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