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botanical name:
Miscanthus sacchariflorus
Miscanthus sacchariflorus © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Silver Banner Grass, Amur Silvergrass
synonyms:  Imperata sacchariflora
family:  Poaceae
characteristics: grass
height: 3.00m
width: 2.40m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: erect
leaf colour: green
flower colour: silver
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -15°C
USDA zone: 6 to 9
description:
Creeping, deciduous, perennial grass with aggressive, spreading rhizomes that form dense colonies. Foliage grows 4 to 6 feet on tall, stout upright canes, the bluish-green, broad-bladed leaves having pale, silver-green midribs. The flowers bloom in August rising 2 to 3 feet above the foliage, silky-haired and bright silver-white, the flowers remain showy into winter.

Similar and closely related to Miscanthus floridulus.

cultivation:
Perennial. Any reasonable soil in full sun or part shade. Needs plenty of space.

Cut back close to the ground by late winter, before new growth starts.

usage:
Luxuriant, tropical looking grass, good for the back of borders. Can be used to create a windbreak.

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