Miscanthus sinensis 'Strictus'

Miscanthus sinensis 'Strictus'

Chinese silver grass

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Miscanthus sinensis 'Strictus'
  • Common name: Chinese silver grass
  • Plant type: Perennial

Height: 4m

Spread: 1.2m

Flower colour:
  • White
Foliage colour:
  • Silver
  • Features: Attractive seed-heads, Autumn colour

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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. It's perfect for growing in a mixed herbaceous border.

Grow Miscanthus sinensis 'Strictus' in moist but well-drained soil in full sun. Remove dead foliage and flowering stems in spring.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Front, Middle
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Chalky/alkaline, Acidic

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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