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Miscanthus sinensis ‘Strictus’

Chinese silver grass

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Flowers

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  • Botanical name: Miscanthus sinensis 'Strictus'
  • Common name: Chinese silver grass
  • Family: Poaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial
Flower colour:

White

Foliage colour:

Silver

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.

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

How to grow Miscanthus 'Strictus'

  • Plant size

    4m height

    1.2m spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front, middle

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, dappled shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist / chalky / alkaline / acidic

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Divide
Divide

Do not Divide in January

Do not Divide in February

Do Divide in March

Do Divide in April

Do Divide in May

Do not Divide in June

Do not Divide in July

Do not Divide in August

Do not Divide in September

Do not Divide in October

Do not Divide in November

Do not Divide in December

Miscanthus 'Strictus' and wildlife

Miscanthus 'Strictus' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Miscanthus 'Strictus' poisonous?

Miscanthus 'Strictus' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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