Miscanthus sinensis 'Yakushima Dwarf'


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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour

Pink, Green, Grey


Flowers, Dramatic foliage



Skill level


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Plant details

Growing to a height of less than 60cm (24in) 'Yakushima Dwarf' is an ideal grass for the front of the border or shrubbery. Clumps form short stout tufts of foliage which are green with white midribs. In mid/late summer small pink fluffy flowerheads emerge from the centre of the clump. These gradually turn to silver with age and will persist on plants well into the winter months. Avoid cutting back plants until spring as they will provide structure and interest throughout the winter.

Family: Poaceae

Genus: Miscanthus

Species: sinensis

Cultivar: Yakushima Dwarf

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Pink, Green, Grey

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers, Dramatic foliage

Sun exposure: Full sun

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

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 60cm

Spread: 50cm

Time to divide plants: March to April

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