Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus'

2 litre pot £9.99
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Buy Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus' Chinese silver grass: Statuesque and with a long season of interest

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, moist, well drained or sandy
  • Rate of growth: slow to average
  • Flowering period: August to September
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    A statuesque, relatively fine foliage grass that flowers late, so will help extend the season of interest in a mixed border well into autumn. It's slender arching leaves have a distinctive white stripe down the centre, and although it does not flower as reliably as other Miscanthus sinensis cultivars, when it does, it produces striking, silky brown flowers that hang like tassels. It is relatively compact, so is ideal for larger patio pots too.

  • Garden care: Cut down to the ground in late winter, before the new foliage appears.

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Notes on Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus'

"A graceful rounded plume on this tall grass that flowers late -allowing it to persist as a silver fountain for longer"

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

Marion

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

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