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Miscanthus sacchariflorus

Also called Silver Banner Grass


 Suitable Substitutions for Miscanthus sacchariflorus

 

More About Miscanthus sacchariflorus

  • Long arching green leaves are 90 cm long and 3 cm wide with a distinct silver midrib
  • Foliage turns a golden colour in the fall, lasting through the winter
  • Bloom Time: August to November
  • Flower Type: Feathery panicles, 40 cm long
  • Flower Colour: Silky-white
  • Flower Height: 200-225 cm
  • Foliage Height: 150-175 cm
  • Grass Type: Warm Season

Interesting Notes:

Warm Season Grasses: These grasses are much slower starting in the spring. They do not push new growth until temperatures warm in early to midsummer. They flower later in the summer or fall with most blooms remaining into the winter. Most warm season grasses tolerate heat, humidity and drought; some even thrive in these conditions.

 

Zone:

4

Height:

150-225 cm

Spread:

100-125 cm

Colour:

Silver,White

Amur Silver Grass Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grows best in a moist to wet, well-drained soil, however, if you want a tighter clump, a drier location is recommended.  

Note: Miscanthus sacchariflorus has been known to be invasive, that is, escaping cultivation into disturbed, uncultivated land. 

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Miscanthus sacchariflorus Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Fast
Fast
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Heat Tolerant
Heat Tolerant

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average
Moist to Wet Soils

Attributes

Fall Color

Flowering Time

Fall
Lt. Sum-Fall

Habit

Clumping
Upright

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Roadside planting
Screening (privacy)
Specimen