Amur silver grass Miscanthus sacchariflorus (Maxim.) Hack.

Amur silver grass


M. sacchariflorus is a vigorous, upright deciduous grass to 2.5m or more in height, the long arching leaves 3cm wide, with a prominent white midrib; in autumn, fan-shaped silky flowering panicles appear, lasting into winter

Plant Info
Common Problems

About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Amur silver grass

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Foliage type


    • Height

      1.5-2.5 metres

    • Spread

      1-1.5 metres

    • Hardiness zones


  • sunLight

    Full Sun, Partial Shade

  • scissorsPruning

    Where stems are left for winter interest, they should be cut to the ground by early spring

  • bambooSoil

    SoilChalk, Loam, Sand

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Hardiness zone

      Hedging & Screens Flower borders and beds Cottage & Informal Garden Architectural City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propagate by division as new growth commences in early spring. Division is also a useful means to rejuvenate mature plants that are congested and bare at the centre

  • insectPests

    Generally pest free

  • microbeDiseases

    Generally disease free