Miscanthus sinensis 'Kleine Silberspinne'

Chinese silver grass

2 litre pot
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  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: moderately fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: initially slow to establish but faster as it matures
  • Flowering period: September and October
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    This is a star plant for any garden. It’s compact, and doesn’t take up too much space, but it’s also dramatic. Narrow, silvery leaves have a white stripe down the centre, and masses of upright, feathery, reddish-brown plumes fade to silver in the autumn. When the flowers catch the evening sun, the plant appears to be sitting under a silvery halo.

  • Garden care: Cut back in late winter before the new foliage appears.

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    Comments about Miscanthus sinensis 'Kleine Silberspinne':

    A very pretty grass. A singleton in the right place looks good but a group of three is even better.

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      Can this be grown in a large container? Thanks.
      Asked on 29/10/2015 by Nonnya from Somerset coast

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      • Plant Doctor


        Hello there
        This grass has a compact form, so yes you probably could grow it in a pot but make sure that the compost has good drainage, as it won't like sitting in waterlogged compost.
        Hope this helps

        Answered on 30/10/2015 by Anonymous from crocus
    • Q:

      Hi. I bought 2 'Kleine Silberspinne' from you in January last year. I planted both in the same bed approx. 2 feet apart. One is thriving but the other grew poorly last year and has only sent up a few spindly shoots this year. What do you suggest I do?
      Asked on 23/7/2013 by Trevor from Ipswich

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        I'm sorry to hear one of your plants is not flourishing. If there are no signs of pests and diseases (they rarely succumb), then the problem must lie in environmental factors. I know it can be frustrating when one plant is so close to another that is thriving, but there must be something that this ailing plant is struggling with. This could include all sorts of things including buried debris in the soil, exposure to sun or wind, or even something like animal pee. It is really difficult to say for sure, but if you can try to pin it down, you should be able to rectify the problem before the plant dies. Unfortunately though, it sounds as though it is now outside our 1 year guarantee period.

        Answered on 23/7/2013 by Helen from Crocus
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      Miscanthus sinensis 'Kleine Silberspinne' advice

      A friend bought me several Miscanthus sinensis 'Kleine Silberspinne' from you as a gift. They have been truly wonderful, but can you tell me why they might not have been great this summer? Last autumn I cut them down as the year before but they have only thrown out the odd spindly grass - nowhere near the profusion of the year before. Could it be frost damage? Can you tell me if they will recover and what is the best pruning advice. I would be very grateful for any help. Regards Ann
      Asked on 4/12/2009 by ann haddrill

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      • A:

        Hello, Unfortunately I am not really sure why your plants have not flourished from your description. They will need a spot in full sun with moderately fertile, well-drained soil, and they are fully hardy so won't be affected by the cold weather. We recommend that they are cut back in late winter before the new foliage appears. They are generally pretty tough though, so I suspect if you can improve the growing conditions you should see stronger growth. I'm sorry not to be more help. Helen Plant Doctor

        Answered on 8/12/2009 by Crocus Helpdesk
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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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