*a warm season grass likes to grow in warm weather. Accent, specimen or small grouping. They can survive partial shade, but they tend to get thin and flop over. Will tolerate shade, but will flop in too much shade. Clumps slowly expand in circumference by short rhizomes, but typically retain tight clump shape. Miscanthus sinensis prefer full sun in moderately fertile, moist, well-drained soils. Miscanthus sinensis 'Grosse Fontane' (Chinese Silver Grass) Tall and majestic, award-winner Chinese Silver Grass 'Grosse Fontane' (Miscanthus sinensis) or 'Large Fountain' in English, is an impressive ornamental grass with attractive, airy plumes which emerge red in mid to late summer and turn shiny silvery-white in the fall. Help us improve product information Share by email Print. It is native to lowlands and lower alpine areas in Japan, Korea and China. This group of grasses has added appeal in late summer with spectacular plumes and in fall with bronze to burgundy colored foliage. Plumes persist well into winter providing good winter interest. Leaf rust may occur. Foliage fades to tan after frost. gracillimus Hitchc. Commonly called Maiden Grass or Eulalia Grass, this ornamental sports long, silky … Cultivar 'Variegatus' is more shade-tolerant than most. Miscanthus sinensis 'Variegatus' Common name: Size. Pink to red flowers in feathery, whisk-like, loose terminal panicles (8-10” long) bloom above the foliage from late August to October. Its attractive grassy leaves are green in color with showy tan variegation. Will tolerate light shade and produces a beautiful red-tinted plume-like seedhead in the fall. Miscanthus sinensis, the maiden silvergrass, is a species of flowering plant in the grass family Poaceae, native to eastern Asia throughout most of China, Japan, Taiwan and Korea. 5,6,7,8,9, Sun exposure: Less vigorous with decreased flowering and tendency to flop in too much shade. Cut foliage close to the ground in late winter just before new shoots appear. Miscanthus sinensis, or maiden grass, is a family of ornamental plants with a clumping habit and graceful arching stems. It is still one of the best varieties available for the white foliar effects it projects in the landscape. Miscanthus sinensis, commonly known as Chinese silver grass, Japanese silver grass or eulalia grass, is a clump-forming warm season grass that typically grows to 3-7’ tall. When in flower, this clump-forming plant will reach 6 to 8 feet tall, and its stems redden in the fall. Considered to be one of the best miscanthus, forming a clump of reed-like stems with narrow, strap-like white-and-green variegated leaves that arch to the ground. Red flowers at 6'-8' Height: 6-8 ft Width: 4-6 ft Soil Conditions: Moist/Well Drained Its long arching blades are green with broad streaks of ivory. Chinese Silver Grass (Miscanthus sinensis) - Grown from Miscanthus sinensis seeds, Chinese Silver Grass is one of the easiest and most adaptable ornamental grasses to grow. Versatile ornamental grass. silvergrass MISIV: Miscanthus sinensis Andersson var. Gracefully arching grass topped with silvery white plumes. Rich cream-colored stripes on deep green run the length of the foliage, giving this plant a white appearance from a distance. Bold white stripes run the length of each leaf, making it a natural focal point plant. Borders, meadows, wild gardens, cottage gardens, naturalized areas or pond/water garden peripheries. No frequently occurring insect or disease problems. This grass features a dense clump of upward-arching stems and leaves which give it a rounded, fountain-like appearance. Tolerant of summer heat and humidity. Large clumping Miscanthus grass (Miscanthus sinensis) creates dramatic fall and winter interest with large feather-like seed heads. More ornamental grasses . Clumps can easily collapse in winter from the weight of heavy snow. Botanical name: Cooperative Extension, which staffs local offices in all 100 counties and with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. It has escaped gardens and naturalized in over 25 states in the Central and Eastern U.S. east of the Mississippi River plus in several western States including Colorado and California. Description. A warm season clumping grass. Miscanthus sinensis Andersson ssp. Miscanthus sinensis 'Variegatus' Variegated Japanese silver grass is a boon in any garden where fine texture, a gentle color scheme, and a bit of swaying in the wind are welcome. The flowers are purplish, held above the foliage. Flower panicles and foliage both retain good arching shape, beige color and ornamental interest throughout winter, with enhanced attractiveness often coming from a covering of new fallen snow. But it boasts other desirable features, too, including coppery flower heads in early fall that transform into silvery white plumes. The foliage often turns yellow in fall. 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