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Miscanthus sinensis - 'Zebrinus' (Chinese Silver Grass, Miscanthus)

Type Grass, Deciduous, Flowering
Form Upright Taller-Growing Clump
Size Large Border / Screening Plant (1.8 to 3m height)
Colours White Flowers (Summer late), Variegated green-white Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required - Tough Plant
Hardiness Frost hardy, Drought Tolerant
Growth V Fast Growing Plant
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Miscanthus sinensis - Cultivation Notes

This large ornamental grass is tough & fast growing, preferring any well drained soil - yet not to fertile. They are drought tolerant and love full sun, so good for dry spots. Mulch in autumn, cut back hard in late winter, divide clumps every few years.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Miscanthus sinensis:

  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Ideal for fast growing screening
  • Provides valuable winter interest
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils

Weaknesses of Miscanthus sinensis

  • Invasive top growth

Design & Plant Use for Miscanthus sinensis:

  • Ornamental grass ideal for drift planting in a sunny spot

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View other grasses with white flowers, or grasses with variegated green-white foliage

Common Missspellings: Misscanthus, Micanthas, Miscanfus, Miscanthes