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Miscanthus sinensis 'Ferner Osten'

Also called Far East Maiden Grass


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More About Miscanthus sinensis 'Ferner Osten'

  • Short narrow green leaves arch gracefully on upright stems, forming a tight clump
  • Leaf blades are not as dense along the main stems as most other miscanthus cultivars
  • Foliage turns a golden-tan in the fall, remaining through the winter
  • Bloom Time: September to October
  • Flower Type: Feathery panicles
  • Flower Colour: Reddish-purple turning to silver-white
  • Flower Height: 150 cm
  • Foliage Height: 100-125 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:

5

Height:

100-150 cm

Spread:

75-90 cm

Colour:

Red,Silver
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Ferner Osten Maiden Grass Growing and Maintenance Tips

Plants should be divided, in spring, every few years, to maintain freshness. Foliage can be left standing all winter, however, it should be pruned early to mid-spring to make way for new growth.


Miscanthus sinensis 'Ferner Osten' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Fast
Fast
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Heat Tolerant
Heat Tolerant
Dried Flower/Foliage
Dried Flower/Foliage
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Attributes

Fall Color

Flowering Time

Lt. Sum-Fall
Fall

Habit

Clumping
Upright

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Specimen
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