Miscanthus sinensis 'Kleine Fontäne'
- Position: full sun
- Soil: fertile, moist, well drained or sandy
- Rate of Growth: average
- Flowering period: August and September
- Hardiness: fully hardy
A stunning, fountainous grass for a mixed or herbaceous border, this has narrow, silvery leaves with a white stripe down the centre. It flowers profusely and keeps on flowering right into autumn, when its new, reddish-brown, tassel-like flowers are a pretty foil for the faded, silvery older ones. Use it to add height to a perennial border, and to give winter presence.
- Garden care: Protect from excessive winter wet. Cut down to the ground in late winter, before new foliage appears.