Miscanthus sinensis 'Malepartus'
Chinese silver grass
- Position: full sun
- Soil: fertile, moist, well drained or sandy
- Rate of growth: average
- 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
Indulge a passion for ornamental grasses by creating a prairie- or meadow-style garden. They can be richly planted with native wildflowers or a selection of complementary perennials and self-seeding annuals to create a naturalistic planting effect. PrairiRead full article
September is a jewel-box month when the garden begins to sparkle due to perfectly balanced days and nights. This sharp, crystal-clear light enhances rich pinks, subtle blues, golden yellows and mahogany reds and the colours seem to intensify as SeptemberRead full article