Miscanthus | Silver Grass - 40-60cm, 5lt

Miscanthus | Silver Grass - 40-60cm, 5lt

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Miscanthus is a bushy, clump-forming, deciduous, ornamental perennial grass with elegant, arching foliage, variegated or fresh green, orange to bronze in autumn, and large, erect, feathery plumes in shades of silver to pale purple, depending on the variety. Plumed seed heads appear in late summer or early autumn, and after 3-4 weeks, turn silver and fluffy, persisting throughout the winter. There are many varieties ranging in height, leaf width, leaf and plume colour. Silver grass grows best in moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soils. It doesn’t like too wet or waterlogged soils and thrives in full sun. It is generally, pest-free and disease-free. Low maintenance plant, doesn’t require pruning. Resistant to drought and easy to grow. Miscanthus is a beautiful ornamental grass that can add some elegance and movement to any cottage, urban or coastal garden. Great as a groundcover, excellent for beds and borders, banks and slopes, for erosion control, and low hedges.
  • Common Name

    Silver Grass, Maiden Grass

  • Family


  • Type

    perennial grass

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To

    Asia, parts of Pacific, east Africa

  • Flower

    large, erect, feathery plumes in shades of silver to pale purple

  • Foliage

    variegated or fresh green, orange to bronze in autumn

  • Maturation period

    2-5 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height


Mature Width


Shape / habit

bushy, clump-forming

Preferred Location


North–facing or West–facing or East–facing or South–facing, exposed or sheltered

Soil Type

acid, alkaline, neutral, full sun

Soil moisture

moist but well–drained, well–drained

Growing Period




spring, summer, autumn


no fruit

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