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Silver Grass Flamingo in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Miscanthus sinensis 'Flamingo'

 

Silver Grass 'Flamingo'

Miscanthus sinensis is an herbaceous perennial grass, growing to 2m tall. It forms dense clumps from an underground rhizome. Common names include Chinese silver grass, Eulalia grass, maiden grass, zebra grass, Susuki grass, and porcupine grass. It is widely cultivated as an ornamental plant in temperate regions around the world. Miscanthus Flamingo has erect arching stems with white midribs with feathery flower plumes in late summer. Each plume is a deep pink colour which changes to white as it ages.

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plant Features
  • Silver Grass Flamingo likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Silver Grass Flamingo likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Silver Grass Flamingo is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Silver Grass Flamingo likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Silver Grass 'Flamingo'

Latin name

Miscanthus sinensis 'Flamingo'

type

Grass

family

Poaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Silver Grass Flamingo likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Silver Grass Flamingo is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Silver Grass Flamingo likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Silver Grass Flamingo likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Silver Grass Flamingo is 1.00meters x 1.50meters 1.00 M 1.50 M

Miscanthus sinensis 'Flamingo'

Miscanthus sinensis is an herbaceous perennial grass, growing to 2m tall. It forms dense clumps from an underground rhizome. Common names include Chinese silver grass, Eulalia grass, maiden grass, zebra grass, Susuki grass, and porcupine grass. It is widely cultivated as an ornamental plant in temperate regions around the world. Miscanthus Flamingo has erect arching stems with white midribs with feathery flower plumes in late summer. Each plume is a deep pink colour which changes to white as it ages.


Planting young plants

From Mid Autumn TO Late Spring

Miscanthus are very hardy so they could be planted in the autumn, however late spring is the best time. Newly-bought plants take at least three years to clump up to a decent size and many nurseries specialising in grasses recommend planting in threes and fives. The slightest breeze will add an extra dimension to the winter garden, as well as movement, so it’s important to position all miscanthus where they catch the light. Don’t tuck them away in deep shade.

 
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