| Miscanthus sinensis 'Huron Star' (20)ct Flat
Common Name: Grass-Ornamental, Miscanthus
Zone 5 to 9 (maybe 4), Full sun to part shade
Plants reach 7 to 8 feet tall and 6 feet wide.
Compared to the older cultivar 'Silberfeder', this 2009 introduction, is similar but with a few notable improvements such as a stronger and more upright habit, purple flowering stems, and brighter fall color. The green leaves have a narrow white midrib and form an upright vase-like clump.
In late summer, large coppery seed heads turn into fluffy creamy tan panicles which are carried atop purple stems well above the foliage. In fall, the foliage turns colorful shades of red, orange, burgundy, and gold.
Miscanthus is easy to grow and is a good choice for beginners. It will grow in most any soil, from loose sand to heavy clay, and does not require good drainage. Grow this grass in full sun except in warmer regions where some afternoon shade is best. Fertilization is not necessary.
This is a very tall ornamental grass that is suitable en masse as a backdrop in the landscape or planted singly as a focal point. Miscanthus is versatile from a design standpoint; it can be used as a specimen, for massing or screening, in large containers, or at the pond's edge. Plant this grass where its wonderful winter interest can be enjoyed.
Attributes: Border plants, Cut flower or foliage, Dried flower or seed heads, Mass Planting, Specimen or focal point plant, Deer resistant. Great for screening effect. for shipment to CA