Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus'

Chinese silver grass

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A graceful rounded plume on this tall grass that flowers late -allowing it to persist as a silver fountain for longer

Val Bourne - Garden Writer

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  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, moist, well drained or sandy
  • Rate of growth: slow to average
  • Flowering period: August to September
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    A statuesque, relatively fine foliage grass that flowers late, so will help extend the season of interest in a mixed border well into autumn. It's slender arching leaves have a distinctive white stripe down the centre, and although it does not flower as reliably as other Miscanthus sinensis cultivars, when it does, it produces striking, silky brown flowers that hang like tassels. It is relatively compact, so is ideal for larger patio pots too.

  • Garden care: Cut down to the ground in late winter, before the new foliage appears.

Kolkwitzia amabilis 'Pink Cloud'

beauty bush

Graceful, arching shrub with pink flowers

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    Miscanthus not flowering

    Afernoon, I bought a grass from you about 3 or 4 years back. It is a Miscanthus sacchariflorus. It has thrived well, is green and lush, but to date, it hasn't flowered. Am I doing anything wrong? Are you able to give me some advice please? I must add that I have bought a number of plants from you since you set up your web site and have been delighted with them all. The quality of each plant is excellent, as is the packaging and delivery. Regards Marion
    Asked on 13/9/2009 by Marion

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      Hello Marion, There are a number of reasons why plants don't flower including too much shade, not enough water or nutrients, or pruning at the wrong time of the year. It can also be caused by the plant putting on new root growth instead of focusing its energies on producing flowers. I am not really sure why your Miscanthus has not produced flowers, but you can often give them a bit of a push by feeding with a high potash fertiliser. Best regards and thanks for the positive feedback. Helen Plant Doctor

      Answered on 21/9/2009 by Crocus Helpdesk
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