Miscanthus sinensis 'Malepartus'

Chinese silver grass

2 litre pot
pot size guide
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Finely banded foliage topped with maroon-red upright awns by late summer - and these age to pink etched with silver

Val Bourne - Garden Writer

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  • 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

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white snakeroot (syn. Eupatorium)

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Acanthus spinosus

bear's breeches

A stunning architectural plant

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Verbena bonariensis

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Lilac-purple flowers

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Anemone hupehensis 'Hadspen Abundance'

Japanese anemone

Masses of deep pink flowers in late summer

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