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Miscanthus sinensis Silver Feather

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Miscanthus sinensis Silver Feather Chinese Silver Grass, Maiden Grass,
Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Grasses, Strappy & Tufting, Hedging / Screening Clumping, Dense, Tufting, Upright

Evergreen densely tufting perennial with arching strappy leaves and silver feathery flower heads from summer through to the middle of winter. Great for erosion control, mass plantings and rockeries. Grows approx. 1.3m H x 1m W.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
1-2m 1-2m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Any, Clay, Loam, Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Borders / Shrubbery, Coastal Garden, Courtyard, Cut Flower, Erosion Control, Foliage Feature / Colour, Hedging / Screening, Mass Planting, Park And Gardens, Rockery, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Liquid feed, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Poaceae Asia

Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: White
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Autumn, Spring, Summer
Fruit: Insignificant

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: Medium / Moderate
Frost: High
Wind: High