Miscanthus sinensis Malepartus Grass is a statuesque ornamental grass with fine, arching leaves with a distinctive central white stripe, which take on beautiful orange and red hues in Autumn. In late Summer it bears spectacular reddish-brown, silky feathery blooms, which appear to glow silver in the evening light. Lasting through to Winter, these elegant grasses look beautiful when covered in frost.
Miscanthus sinensis Malepartus Grass (Chinese Silver Grass) grasses are best planted in a sunny location in the garden. They look spectacular planted in swathes in a large border for a real wow factor with other ornamental grasses or create a wildflower meadow effect by planting with Achillea, Lavender, Echinacea or Helenium for a fluidly mobile display. These striking grasses can be used as a central focal point or on their own as a specimen plant thanks to their sculptural qualities or could even be used as an informal screening hedge.
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For best results with Miscanthus sinensis Malepartus plant them in full sun and well-drained soil, though it will tolerate most soil conditions once established and is very happy in a Coastal location. Simply cut back hard in Winter or early Spring to encourage new growth. Divide congested plants in Spring.
As a rough guide when planting Miscanthus sinensis Malepartus grasses – 4 plants per square metre is adequate with a little patience, 6 will give better coverage, and 9-12 will make a weed supressing carpet very quickly.
How to grow Miscanthus sinensis Malepartus Position: Full sun
Soil and site: Best in moist, fertile, well-drained soil
Flowering time: August to September
Growth rate: Moderate/fast
Ultimate height and spread: Height to 200cm, spread to approximately 120cm
Hardiness: Hardy once established
Aftercare: Cut back and comb out the last years dead leaves in early Spring. Divide overcrowded plants in Spring every few years.