Miscanthus 'Silver Feathergrass'
A standout amongst the many ornamental grasses available today. Strong vertical blades reach up to 2m, topped with silvery feather-like flowerheads from late summer that sway gracefully in the autumn breeze. Valuable as a structural component of flower borders as well as an adaptable and useful landscaping plant. The winter blades are perfect for basket weaving when cut back in late winter.
Miscanthus is a tough perennial grass which benefits from annual pruning in late winter to rejuvenate growth. Drought and salt tolerant once established, plants do need some moisture to thrive in warm and temperate climates, especially during establishment, but avoid boggy conditions. Plant in full sun and allow a couple of years for young plants to amass the clump of foliage that Miscanthus are known for - they are undeniably worth the wait. Enjoy the prolonged beauty of spent seed heads before cutting back to ground level in late winter to 'clean up' last season's growth and allow fresh new spring blades to develop.