Miscanthus sinensis Zebrinus description:
Put grasses with shrubs and other plants and the effect is amazing!
Lovely cream striped grass which has tassels for seed heads in the autumn.
Even though this grass is deciduous, it still has quite an impact through the winter because it turns silvery bronze colour.
How easy is it to grow:
This has won the RHS Award of Garden Merit . To win this impressive accolade the plants must have outstanding excellence for decorating a garden, be robust, not require highly specialist growing conditions or care and not be particularly susceptible to any pest or disease.
Good for the back of a border, or the middle of a deep border or by a patio.
It is easy in most soils, including heavy or clay soils.
Other common names: Zebra Grass or Zebra-striped Grass.
The best position in the garden:
Is it useful as a ground cover plant?
Yes, it will fill a largish space at the back of a plant bed.
What type of soil:
Any reasonable soil, also tolerates chalky soil, acidic soil and clay soil.
How much moisture:
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
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 down in spring.
Size of plant:
Height 150 to 200 cm.
Spread 100 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 1 plant per square metre.
Purchase Ornamental grasses to give a stunning effect in your flower borders.
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