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Miscanthus floridulus 'Giganteus' (Giant chinese silver grass)

Skill rating
Beginner
skill rating
Maintenance level
1 hour care
per year
Ultimate height
4m
Max height
Ultimate spread
3m
Max spread
Time to maturity
2-5 years
To maturity

Botanical name: Miscanthus floridulus 'Giganteus'

Other names: Giant chinese silver grass, Miscanthus x giganteus

Genus: Miscanthus

Variety or Cultivar: 'Giganteus' _ 'Giganteus' is a very large, upright, clump-forming grass with arching leaves, and silky, feathery, purple-flushed, flower panicles in late summer.


Miscanthus floridulus 'Giganteus' is: Deciduous

Flower: Insignificant or absent, Grey-green, Pale-purple in Summer; Grey-green, Pale-purple, Insignificant or absent in Autumn; Insignificant or absent, Pale-purple, Pale-brown in Winter

Foliage: White, Green in Summer; White, Green in Autumn; Green, White in Winter

Habit: Clump-forming

Watch out for

Pests: Generally pest-free.

Diseases: Generally disease-free.

General care

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


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Miscanthus floridulus 'Giganteus' (Giant chinese silver grass) will reach a height of 4m and a spread of 3m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses: Architectural, Hedging/Screens, Low Maintenance, Mediterranean

Cultivation: Plant in moist, free-draining soil in full sun. Dislikes wet conditions during winter.

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

Aspect: South, East, West

Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)


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