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Silver Feather Maiden Grass - Miscanthus sinensis 'Silberfeder'

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Silver Feather Maiden Grass
Miscanthus sinensis 'Silberfeder'

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 5a-9b  Find Your Zone

Note:  For our customers who live and garden north of USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 5a, where this Miscanthus grass variety is not reliably winter hardy, you'll be happy to know it can be grown in containers that can be brought indoors during winter and placed back outside when temperatures warm up in spring.



Special Attributes

 'Silver Feather' is a gracefully arching, fine-textured ornamental grass that will form majestic, finely textured accents in your landscape. The slender green blades originate in a clump, spreading out and up like a fountain. The foliage is flexible and blows easily in the wind, turning a rich gold in the fall and persisting through winter. In mid- to late-summer, pinkish-red seed "wands" rise on sturdy stems 2 to 3 feet above the 5-6 foot tall mounds. In early fall these open to fluffy, curled, white plumes that persist through winter. The plumes are great for cutting and use in dried flower arrangements. 




Landscape & Garden Uses

Growing 5 to 6 feet tall (flowers 8-9') and 4 feet wide, Silver Feather Maiden Grass is ideal for use as a vertical accent, grouping or hedge in landscape borders and home foundation plantings. Also nice as a solo or mixed with other plants in large containers. A fine addition to the ornamental grass garden or bird garden.

Suggested Spacing:  3' apart for hedges;  10' or more apart for space between plants





Cultural Preferences

Miscanthus grasses are easy to grow in a wide range of soils, from sandy to well-drained clay and full to mostly sun (6 hours or more direct sunlight per day). They prefer a moist but well-drained soil of average fertility while establishing themselves, however will tolerate periods of dry soil when established. Constantly soggy or wet soils can be problematic, so make sure the planting site is a well-drained one. Maintenance is minimal requiring only an annual pruning before new growth begins to emerge in late winter or very early spring. At this time simply cut plants back to just above the ground.




Helpful Articles

Click on a link below to get helpful advice from our experts on how to plant and care for Miscanthus grasses.





Plant Details

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 5a-9b  Find Your Zone
Plant Type:  Ornamental Grass
Height at Maturity:  5-6'
Width at Maturity:  3-4'
Spacing:  3' apart for hedges or 8'+ apart for space between
Growth Habit / Form:  Arching, Clumping, Dense, Upright, Vase/Fountain Shape
Growth Rate:  Moderate to Fast
Flower Color:  Buff/Cream
Flower Size:  Large curled plumes
Flower Type:  Plumes
Flowering Period:  Late Summer, Early Fall, Mid-Fall, Late Fall, Early Winter, Mid-Winter
Foliage Color:  Green
Fragrant Foliage:  No
Sun Needs:  Full Sun or Mostly Sun
Water Needs:  Average, very low when established
Soil Type:  Clay, Loam, Sand, Silt 
Soil Drainage:  Well Drained
Soil pH:  5.5 - 7.5
Maintenance / Care:  Very Low
Attracts:  Visual Attention, Birds
Resistances:  Deer, Disease, Drought, Dry Soil, Heat, Humidity, Insect



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