Miscanthus sinensis 'Flamingo'


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Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour



Attractive seed-heads, Flowers



Skill level


photo by Elke Borkowski, copyright GAP Photos (205586)

Plant details

Ornamental grasses, such as miscanthus, are becoming very popular, and it's easy to see why. Their elegant, arching foliage looks good from spring to winter. In late summer it's joined by feathery flowers, which remain attractive until early spring the following year when the plant should be cut to ground level to make room for the new growth. 'Flamingo' has narrow, mid-green leaves and claret-red flowers.

Family: Poaceae

Genus: Miscanthus

Species: sinensis

Cultivar: Flamingo

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Red

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Attractive seed-heads, Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 150cm

Spread: 50cm

Time to divide plants: March to April

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