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Miscanthus sinensis 'Silver Feather' (Silberfeder)

Miscanthus sinensis 'Silberfeder' - Silver Feather Maiden Grass

Miscanthus sinensis 'Silberfeder' - Silver Feather Maiden Grass

More About Miscanthus sinensis Silver Feather ('Silberfeder')

  • Broad green leaves with a silver midrib arch gracefully on sturdy upright stems
  • Foliage turns shades of golden-tan in the fall lasting through the winter
  • Bloom Time: August to November
  • Flower Type: Feathery panicles
  • Flower Colour: Silvery-pink turning silvery-white
  • Flower Height: 250 cm
  • Foliage Height: 175-200 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:

175-250 cm

Spread:

100-125 cm

Colour:

Pink
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Silver Feather 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 Silver Feather ('Silberfeder') Characteristics

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

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils
Moist to Average

Flowering Time

Lt. Sum-Fall
Fall

Habit

Vase-shape
Clumping
Upright

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Foundation planting
Screening (privacy)
Specimen

 Suitable Substitutions for Miscanthus sinensis 'Silver Feather' (Silberfeder)

Erianthus ravennae

Erianthus ravennae

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Miscanthus sacchariflorus

Miscanthus sacchariflorus

Amur Silver Grass

Miscanthus sinensis 'Andante'

Miscanthus sinensis 'Andante'

Andante Maiden Grass