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Miscanthus sinensis 'Positano'

Also called Positano Japanese Silver Grass


Miscanthus sinensis 'Positano' - Positano Maiden Grass

Miscanthus sinensis 'Positano' - Positano Maiden Grass

More About Miscanthus sinensis 'Positano'

  • Narrow green leaves with a silver midrib arch gracefully on sturdy, upright stems
  • Foliage turns shades of red and orange in the fall
  • Bloom Time: August to November
  • Flower Type: Feathery panicles
  • Flower Colour: Red turning creamy-white
  • Flower Height: 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:

5

Height:

150-225 cm

Spread:

125-150 cm

Colour:

Red
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Positano Maiden Grass Growing and Maintenance Tips

Plants should be divided, in the 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 'Positano' 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

Soil Moisture

Average to Dry Soils
Well-drained

Attributes

Fall Color

Flowering Time

Lt. Sum-Fall
Fall

Habit

Clumping
Vase-shape
Upright

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Specimen
Screening (privacy)

 Suitable Substitutions for Miscanthus sinensis 'Positano'

Miscanthus sinensis 'Malepartus'

Miscanthus sinensis 'Malepartus'

Malepartus Maiden Grass