Miscanthus sacchariflorus description:
The silvery flower heads move about in the wind from late summer and on into the autumn.
Can tolerate a coastal aspect with a certain amount of salt laden air.
How easy is it to grow:
Good for adding movement and form to the back of a border, or for screening any eye-sores in the garden.
It is easy in most soils, including heavy or clay soils, provided they are fairly well drained. It is hardy down to about -10 C so it may not be okay in northern districts of the UK.
Common names: Amur Silver Grass.
The best position in the garden:
Sun or semi shade.
Is it useful as a groundcover plant?
Yes, great for filling a large space at the back of a plant bed.
What type of soil:
Well drained soil, also tolerates acid soil and chalky soil. Is okay in a soil containing clay provided it is fairly well drained.
How much moisture:
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
It is hardy down to about -10 C.
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
Cut hard back in early spring.
Size of plant:
Height 3 metres.
Spread 2 metres.
Purchase Ornamental grasses to add height and lovely rustling sounds to a garden.