A cultivar from Ernst Pagels
Miscanthus sinensis 'Grosse Fontäne' is an imposing grass with long, arching leaves which have a white midrib.
Its flowers are equally spectacular. Abundant feathery inflorescences that start off pink and end up silver later in the autumn.
In the garden, we can use it:
- as a backdrop for a perennial bed together with Cortaderia and other Miscanthus;
- planted alone, as a focus plant, to show off its splendid architectural habit.
Gardener's tip: light is a key factor in a decor. The touch of evening or morning light illuminates the inflorescences of grasses and if we add a light morning frost in the winter it's simply sublime!
Height: 150 to 250 cm. Planting distance: 120 cm. Grow in ordinary, fertile soil that is not too dry in the summer.
Maintenance: cut the stalks back at the end of winter before the new growth. Can be slow to get established. Hardiness: - 20°C.
- 0,7 or 1 litre pot
- Hardiness zones : zone 7-10
- Height: 150 to 200cm
- Plant spacing: 120 cm
- Flower colour: pink
- Flowering period: summer flowers
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