Plant of the Week

Miscanthus sinensis ‘Silberfeder’:

Martin took this beautiful photo on a sunny day just last week and I think it shows why grasses, such as Miscanthus, have become so popular over recent years.  It has been a brilliant foliage plant throughout the season, but after flowering late in the summer its structure looks magnificent deep in to the winter.   A lot of the Miscanthus sinennsis can be a little shy in flowering in our cool summers, but some years ago  a whole group were bred in Northern Germany to flower reliably in our latitudes.  ‘Silberfeder’ is one of the older ones but still, I think, one of the best.

miscanthus sinensis 'Silberfeder'

Words by Tom, photograph by Martin

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