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Miscanthus

Spectacular, clump forming autumn flowering grasses with good winter presence. Many look good from August to March when they need cutting hard back, to near ground level. No staking required especially in exposed gardens.

We are currently in the process of collecting Miscanthus, with the hope of applying for National Plant Collection ® status in the future.  We already have c. 100 varieties and are working on obtaining more - there are at least 250 named forms now!  We are also researching all the varieties, specifically to try and find out the origin of each form.  Over the next couple of years we hope to start planting the Miscanthus collection out in a new area of field adjacent to the nursery which will enable all our varieties to be seen together.

Miscanthus come in many different shapes and sizes thought the basic form doesn't change much: tight clumps with often woody bases, upright stems clothed with leaves to about 75% of their height, the flowers held above the foliage in late summer and autumn. The height, uprightness and flower details are the main differences between varieties but there are a large number of leaf variations too, both variegated leaves and width of leaf.  There are a very small number of forms that are not clump forming. Generally speaking Miscanthus are very long lived, trouble free garden grasses.

We recommend allowing Miscanthus at least 2-3 growing seasons in the garden before deciding if they are going to be okay as they do take some time to establish a root system and to start growing to their full potential.  On poorer, drier soils consider the forms with more narrow leaves as these tend to be more drought tolerant.

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Miscanthus 'Gilt Edge'

Miscanthus 'Gilt Edge'£6.00

Bright golden yellow variegated foliage on this Miscanthus, arching leaves on bristly stems to 1.5m. Not flowered for us so far. This is one of the few Miscanthus that are not clump forming, it will spread to make a patch.


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Miscanthus 'Memory'£8.00

A hybrid between M. sinensis and M. sacchariflorus named for Ernst Pagels. Broad, greyish-green, leaves and elegant flowers to 2m. Good soil in sun.


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Miscanthus 'Taiwan'£6.50

A new and very unusual Miscanthus - totally evergreen for us! Early flowers of golden buff on dense bushy plants to 1m. Looks like M. flavidus. Good soil in sun.


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Miscanthus sinensis 'Adagio'

Miscanthus sinensis 'Adagio'£6.00

A fine foliaged dwarf form to 1.2m Many sandy plumes from late summer. Average soil in sun.


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Miscanthus sinensis 'Arabesque'

Miscanthus sinensis 'Arabesque'£6.00

Rarely seen this form has mid green leaves and masses of golden plumes that turn a warm buff for the winter. A more vase shaped clump than most forms. Ordinary to good soil in sun. 1.8m.


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Miscanthus sinensis 'Blütenwunder'

Miscanthus sinensis 'Blütenwunder'£8.00

A robust form with broad leaves and chunky flowers, reddish to start soon turning silvery buff to 2.1m.


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Miscanthus sinensis 'China'£6.50

Brilliant shining red flowers to 1.5m. Distinctive olive green foliage. Average to good soil in sun.


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Miscanthus sinensis 'Dreadlocks'£6.00

A dwarf form with golden flowers to 60cm. The flowers emerge frizzled and as they turn to seed the whole thing looks like dreadlocks! Average soil in sun.


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Miscanthus sinensis 'Emmanuel Lepage'

Miscanthus sinensis 'Emmanuel Lepage'£8.00

This French variety has distinctive rich green foliage and red flowers that fade to a soft blonde for the winter. A more open habit than many. Good soil in sun.


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Miscanthus sinensis 'Ferner Osten'£6.00


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Miscanthus sinensis 'Flamingo'£6.50

A very popular form with lots of pink flowers which turn silvery buff on a mid-size plant to 1.5m. Average to good soil in sun.


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Miscanthus sinensis 'Ghana'

Miscanthus sinensis 'Ghana'£7.50

Stunning clumps of fresh green foliage with excellent late summer and autumn colour - orange, red and purple. Reddish flowers in August-September. 1.5m. Good soil in sun.


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Miscanthus sinensis 'Gnome'£6.50

One of the newer dwarf forms of Miscanthus with fine leaves and dense heads of silky flowers that start salmon pink fading to golden grey. Average soil in sun, 1m.


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Miscanthus sinensis 'Goliath'

Miscanthus sinensis 'Goliath'£6.00

Very large, lush foliage and golden flowers to 2.4m. Average to good soil in sun.


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Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus'£7.50

A very fine foliage form, rarely flowers in the UK but it is very good for the form and effect of the foliage. 1.5m.


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Miscanthus sinensis 'Graziella'£6.50

A mid-sized plant with golden pink flowers which turn a clear silver for late autumn/winter, very pretty. 1.5m. Average to good soil in sun.


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Miscanthus sinensis 'Hermann Müssell'

Miscanthus sinensis 'Hermann Müssell'£6.00

An elegant form from Ernst Pagels with light reddish, golden-brown flowers in August/September which fade to bright silvery buff. 2m. Good soil in sun.


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Miscanthus sinensis 'Juli'£7.50


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Miscanthus sinensis 'Kaskade'£6.00


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Miscanthus sinensis 'Kirk Alexander'£6.50

An American cultivar with zebra-type markings on an upright clump of light green leaves. Not flowered for us here yet, it may need a warm season to do so. 1.5m.


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Miscanthus sinensis 'Kleine Fontane'£6.00

Medium green foliage and large pink/silver flowers to 1.5m. Average to good soil in sun.


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Miscanthus sinensis 'Korea'

Miscanthus sinensis 'Korea'£8.00

New to us, I believe from Ernst Pagels breeding work. Upright clumps of mid green foliage, yet to see flowers! Average soil in sun.


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Miscanthus sinensis 'Krater'

Miscanthus sinensis 'Krater'£6.00

Dwarfish form to about 1.2m. Reddish plumes fade to silvery grey for winter. A good variety for drier soils as it has narrower leaves.


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Miscanthus sinensis 'Kupferzwerg'

Miscanthus sinensis 'Kupferzwerg'£6.00

New to us, this dwarf form has really impressed. Narrow leaves and pinkish copper flowers fade to warm buff. 1.2m.


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Miscanthus sinensis 'Malepartus'£6.00

An excellent, popular, early flowering variety with purple-red flowers from August. Flowers fade to silvery grey for winter. Good upright habit to 1.8m. Good soil in sun.


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