Miscanthus sinensis--Japanese Silver Grass

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Miscanthus sinensis--Japanese Silver Grass

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A tall grass reaching a height of 8 to 12 feet. The clumps bear pink flowers in late summer. These can be used for drying or as a dye plant. The plant will adapt to many soil types but does prefer full sun.

Several cultivars are listed: 'Gracillimus' - silvery green leaves turn bronze in winter, leaves and flowers with graceful curves, flowers reddish-pink; 'Purperescens' - reddish-bronze flowers, 3 to 4 feet tall, foliage green and reddish-purple; 'Variegatus' - flowers pale pink, greens leaves striped with white; 'Zebrinus' - flowers pale yellow, yellow bands on leaves.

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Miscanthus sinensis - 65K Miscanthus sinensis gracillimus - 76K
Miscanthus sinensis purpurescens - 87K Miscanthus sinensis variegatus - 59K
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