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.
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Just to say I have received a very good online service, rapid delivery and I look forward to planting it this weekend on my allotment in a specially made raised bed. Will feed back next year on the quality of the plant.
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Q:I have cut down the old leaves and flower stems last month but there don't seem any new shoots coming up, we live in the suburbs of London and it doesn't get too cold here, when can I expect the new shoots to start appearing?Asked on 10/3/2015 by Lesleyj from Orpington
I wouldn't be worried yet, it is still quite early for many plants to be showing new growth. I would give it another 4 weeks or so.
Hope this helps.Answered on 27/3/2015 by Anonymous from crocus
Q:Hi, are you sure about the health warning 'Harmful if eaten' you have on this grass? No other sellers of it give a health warning, it's not on the RHS toxic plants list and I'm struggling to find any mention on the internet of of it being toxic, except on your site. Thanks.Asked on 9/3/2015 by Terry from United Kingdom
Sorry you are right, this plant is not one of the plants on the RHS potentially harmful garden plants list, and is not know to be harmful if eaten.
Thank you for contacting us and sorry for any inconvenience.Answered on 12/3/2015 by Anonymous from crocus
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 MarionAsked on 13/9/2009 by Marion
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 DoctorAnswered on 21/9/2009 by Crocus Helpdesk
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