Miscanthus sinensis 'Silberfeder'
'Silberfeder' is a reliably flowering deciduous grass to 2.4m tall, with narrow, arching foliage and feathery silver flowerheads in late summer
SynonymsMiscanthus sinensis 'Silver Feather'
see moreMiscanthus sinensis 'Silber Farne'
Miscanthus sinensis Silver Feather
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Ultimate height1.5–2.5 metres
Time to ultimate height2–5 years
Ultimate spread1–1.5 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained, Well–drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
- Full sun
South–facing or North–facing or West–facing or East–facing
ExposureExposed or Sheltered
- Native to the UK
Miscanthus can be deciduous or evergreen grasses with tufted or spreading habit, erect stems bearing arching, linear leaves and terminal panicles of silky spikelets in late summer or autumn
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How to grow
Grow in any moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun. Protect from excessive winter wet
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- City and courtyard gardens
- Cottage and informal garden
- Flower borders and beds
Remove dead foliage and old flowered stems in spring
Generally pest free
Generally disease free
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