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Melica altissima 'Alba' (Siberian melic 'Alba')

Skill rating
Skill rating
Beginner
skill rating
Maintenance level
Maintenance level
1 hour care
per year
Ultimate height
Ultimate height
1.5m
Max height
Ultimate spread
Ultimate spread
0.8m
Max spread
Time to maturity
Time to maturity
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name: Melica altissima 'Alba'

Other names: Siberian melic 'Alba', Tall melic 'Alba', White Siberian melic

Genus: Melica Melica

Variety or Cultivar: 'Alba' _ 'Alba' is a tufted, clump-forming, spreading, deciduous perennial grass with linear, pointed, pale green leaves and erect stems bearing one-sided panicles of greenish-white flower spikelets from late spring to late summer.


Melica altissima 'Alba' is: Deciduous

Flower: Greenish-white in Spring; Greenish-white in Summer

Foliage: Light green in Spring; Light green in Summer; Light green in Autumn

Habit: Clump-forming, Spreading

How to care

Watch out for

Pests: Generally pest free

Diseases: Generally disease free

General care

Pruning: Cut back in spring. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Division. REGISTER to read more...


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Where to grow

Melica altissima 'Alba' (Siberian melic 'Alba') will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 0.8m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses: City, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance, Containers

Cultivation: Plant in moderately fertile, moist, free-draining soil. Dislikes winter wet.

Soil type: Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: North, South, East, West

Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)


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Botanical name: Melica altissima 'Alba'

Other names: Siberian melic 'Alba', Tall melic 'Alba', White Siberian melic

Genus: Melica Melica

Variety or Cultivar: 'Alba' _ 'Alba' is a tufted, clump-forming, spreading, deciduous perennial grass with linear, pointed, pale green leaves and erect stems bearing one-sided panicles of greenish-white flower spikelets from late spring to late summer.


Melica altissima 'Alba' is: Deciduous

Flower: Greenish-white in Spring; Greenish-white in Summer

Foliage: Light green in Spring; Light green in Summer; Light green in Autumn

Habit: Clump-forming, Spreading

Watch out for

Pests: Generally pest free

Diseases: Generally disease free

General care

Pruning: Cut back in spring. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Division. REGISTER to read more...


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Melica altissima 'Alba' (Siberian melic 'Alba') will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 0.8m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses: City, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance, Containers

Cultivation: Plant in moderately fertile, moist, free-draining soil. Dislikes winter wet.

Soil type: Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: North, South, East, West

Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)


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