Miscanthus sinensis 'Silberfeder'


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Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour



Attractive seed-heads, Flowers



Skill level


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Plant details

Sometimes sold under its English name of 'Silver Feather', this is a towering ornamental grass that stands at around 240cm (8ft) tall. Ideal for the back of the border or as a specimen plant, it comes into its own in late summer when it produces panicles of silvery flowers. These remain looking good throughout the autumn and winter, becoming white and fluffy with time. Put the plant back to ground level in early spring to make space for the new growth.

Family: Poaceae

Genus: Miscanthus

Species: sinensis

Cultivar: Silberfeder

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Silver

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Attractive seed-heads, Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

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

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 240cm

Spread: 120cm

Time to divide plants: March to April

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