Miscanthus sacchariflorus

Amur silver grass

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This is one of the largest varieties of miscanthus, producing a dramatic clump of upright, arching grey-green leaves. In warmer areas, silvery flower spikes are produced on tall stems in late summer which turn rosy as they age. It's rather vigorous, spreading by rhizomes, and its growth can be checked by dividing in late spring. Its architectural form makes it a useful feature plant, lasting well into the winter months and it also suits a waterside setting although it dislikes saturated soil conditions in winter. Cut back to the ground in late winter.

Genus: Miscanthus

Species: sacchariflorus

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 300cm

Spread: 300cm

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