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Miscanthus sinensis 'Rotsilber'

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
miss-KANTH-us sih-NEN-sis ROT-sil-ber
Description

This variety has large reddish-pink flowers over a compact mound of dark green leaves which have orange-red fall color.

Trim to the ground in late winter or early spring. Clumps may be divided in spring before new growth appears. 

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#arching#showy flowers#fall color#birds#drought tolerant#resistant#ornamental grass#cpp#deer resistant
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#arching#showy flowers#fall color#birds#drought tolerant#resistant#ornamental grass#cpp#deer resistant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Miscanthus
    Species:
    sinensis
    Family:
    Poaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Asia
    Wildlife Value:
    Resistant to deer, birds attracted to seeds
    Dimensions:
    Height: 5 ft. 0 in. - 7 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 2 ft. 7 in. - 2 ft. 11 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ornamental Grass
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Arching
    Erect
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Fine
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    3 feet-6 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    Red/Burgundy
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Panicle
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Good Cut
    Good Dried
    Long-lasting
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Flower Description:
    Inflorescence open pink-red
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Orange
    Pink
    Red/Burgundy
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Long-lasting
    Showy
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Cream/Tan
    Orange
    Red/Burgundy
    Leaf Shape:
    Linear
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    > 6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Description:
    Has fine, dark green leaves. The foliage becomes orange-red in fall before turning a light tan shade for the winter.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Coastal
    Meadow
    Naturalized Area
    Pond
    Landscape Theme:
    Cottage Garden
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Water Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Foundation Planting
    Mass Planting
    Screen/Privacy
    Specimen
    Attracts:
    Songbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Rabbits