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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CrocusMiscanthus sinensis 'Kleine Silberspinne'
 
4.9

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Pros

  • Healthy (8)
  • Attractive (7)
  • Hardy (7)
  • Accurate instructions (5)
  • Versatile (3)

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5.0

Great product and service

By DC

from London

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Pros

  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Healthy
  • Versatile

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    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Outdoors

    Comments about Miscanthus sinensis 'Kleine Silberspinne':

    Great product looks fantastic on my balcony. Very easy ordering process, delivered quickly. Crocus very helpful responding to queries.

    • Your Gardening Experience:
    • Keen but clueless
    • Primary use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    Architectural plant

    By Jojo50joanne

    from Emsworth

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    Pros

    • Accurate Instructions
    • Attractive
    • Hardy
    • Healthy
    • Versatile

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      Best Uses

      • Garden

      Comments about Miscanthus sinensis 'Kleine Silberspinne':

      Great plant. Nicely packaged.

       
      5.0

      Potty about plants

      By Missy

      from Birmingham

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      Pros

      • Accurate Instructions
      • Attractive
      • Hardy
      • Healthy

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        • Outdoors

        Comments about Miscanthus sinensis 'Kleine Silberspinne':

        What a lovely healthy vibrant and delicate plant, looks great in my borders.

        • Your Gardening Experience:
        • Experienced
         
        4.0

        Lovely grass for a border

        By Pillsider

        from Hampshire

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        Pros

        • Accurate Instructions
        • Attractive
        • Hardy
        • Healthy
        • Structural

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Garden

        Comments about Miscanthus sinensis 'Kleine Silberspinne':

        Great structuralgrass for a border. Leaves and flowers appear later than many which provides variety. Lovely purple grass heads

        • Your Gardening Experience:
        • Experienced
         
        5.0

        Delighted with this plant

        By PollyKettle

        from East Hampshire

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        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Hardy
        • Healthy

        Cons

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          • Used For A Shady Border

          Comments about Miscanthus sinensis 'Kleine Silberspinne':

          Ideal for my shady border which has woods behind it. It is easy to care for and used with other grasses.

          • Your Gardening Experience:
          • Experienced
           
          5.0

          Architectural plant

          By Jojo50joanne

          from Emsworth

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          Pros

          • Accurate Instructions
          • Healthy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Garden

            Comments about Miscanthus sinensis 'Kleine Silberspinne':

            Strong, dramatic looking plant. Wanted to add structure to an existing mature garden.

            • Your Gardening Experience:
            • Experienced
             
            5.0

            One of the most useful grasses in any size of garden

            By Sally

            from London

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            Pros

            • All Season Interest
            • Attractive
            • Hardy
            • Versatile

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              • Garden

              Comments about Miscanthus sinensis 'Kleine Silberspinne':

              This is such a useful grass to add easy maintenance height to any border. Great shape, beautiful autumn colour and very hardy and well behaved.

              • Your Gardening Experience:
              • Experienced
               
              5.0

              Grasses

              By Sulv

              from Norfolk

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              • Healthy

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                • Garden

                Comments about Miscanthus sinensis 'Kleine Silberspinne':

                The grass gives all year round interest, especially lovely in winter

                • Your Gardening Experience:
                • Experienced
                 
                5.0

                Highly recommended

                By myosotis

                from Hertford UK

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                Pros

                • Accurate Instructions
                • Attractive
                • Hardy
                • Healthy

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                  • Garden

                  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.

                  • Your Gardening Experience:
                  • Experienced

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                  • Q:

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

                    1 answer

                    • Plant Doctor

                      A:

                      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

                    1 answer

                    • Plant Doctor

                      A:

                      Hello,

                      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
                  • Q:

                    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
                  • Q:

                    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

                    1 answer

                    • A:

                      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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