Japanese silver grass
If you like the imposing Miscanthus species but don't have the room this is a compact variety from the Japanese islands of Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu.
It's very showy with tiny pinkish-silver flowers that rise above the foliage to a metre or so tall. Inflorescences turn silvery white by autumn as the seeds mature.
The leaves display bronze-red tones at the same time before turning beige in winter.
It's very cold tolerant and is happy on heavy clay soils in either full sun or partial shade.
Photo: Blackstem Plants
Hardy perennial grass (D)
Olive green, bronze
Moist, well drained, clay
Full sun, partial shade
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