Miscanthus sinensis 'Malepartus'
Chinese silver grass
Finely banded foliage topped with maroon-red upright awns by late summer - and these age to pink etched with silver
- Position: full sun
- Soil: fertile, moist, well drained or sandy
- Rate of growthaverage
- Flowering period: August to September
- Hardiness:fully hardy
A statuesque grass that will extend the season of interest in a mixed border, this has fine, arching leaves with a distinctive white stripe down the centre. Its flowers are spectacular; reddish brown, silky feathers that rise upwards from their stems and glow in the evening light. This grass is quick to establish and turns a beautiful reddish-brown in autumn. Use it as a feature plant in a mixed or perennial border.
- Garden care: Cut down to the ground in late winter before the new foliage appears.
- Harmful if eaten