Botanical name: Melica altissima 'Alba'
Other names: Siberian melic 'Alba', Tall melic 'Alba', White Siberian melic
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
Pests: Generally pest free
Diseases: Generally disease free
Pruning: Cut back in spring. REGISTER to read more...
Propagation methods: Division. REGISTER to read more...
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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