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Miscanthus sinensis 'Strictus'

Miscanthus

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour

Silver

Feature

Attractive seed-heads, Autumn colour

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

photo by Neil Holmes, copyright GAP Photos (55071)

Plant details

An elegant reed-like grass, Miscanthus sinensis 'Strictus' has narrow stems clad with slender arching cream-striped leaves. In late summer, the plants are topped by pale feathery plumes of flowers which can be cut and dried for flower arrangements. In autumn, the stems and foliage gradually dry out leaving a russet brown skeletal shape which can form a fairly architectural attraction throughout the winter. Miscanthus sinensis 'Strictus' is a good plant for adding foliage detail to a perennial border or among shrubs, provided it is in full sun.

Family: Poaceae

Genus: Miscanthus

Species: sinensis

Cultivar: Strictus

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Silver

Foliage colour: Silver variegation

Feature: Attractive seed-heads, Autumn colour

Sun exposure: Full sun

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

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 400cm

Spread: 120cm

Time to divide plants: March to May

Flowering period: April to June


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