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Miscanthus sinensis /Chinese Silver Grass

Miscanthus sinensis  / Miscanthus sinensis
Clump of the green and white variegated foliage
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Clump of the green and white variegated foliage

Mass planting late in the year

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Scientific Name: Miscanthus sinensis
Common Name: Chinese Silver Grass
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
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Comments: There are hundreds of cultivars of ornamental grasses and this is the premier one. This clump forming grass has leaves that ascend then cascade down like a fountain. The foliage turns brown to bronzy in fall, remain over winter and should be cut back before new growth starts in spring. Hardiness and heat tolerance varies with cultivar.