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  • Miscanthus
    • x giganteus   CAG01211
      Height2.5m
      Width1.5m
      Flowering SeasonSummer
      WaterM
      LightFull Sun
      for $7.00earn 35 points

      A Winter dormant, clumping, perennial grass and perhaps the most dynamic and useful plant you can have in your garden. Emerging in August the cane like stems, bearing 2cm wide, gracefully arching, grassy leaves, reach by late January 2m or more, to then be topped by feathery plumes on 60cm long stalks.

      One of my favourite plants. In spring each year I am amazed at how each day the lush growth gains height, in summer I love it's towering presence and the rustle of the leaves in the wind, in autumn for it's change of coat as a backdrop for just about everything and in winter for it's unadorned verticality and lack thereof when I finally reduce it to nothing.

      Cut down in late autumn or leave the naked, straw coloured, stems for winter interest, to be cut down as the new growth emerges.

      Unlike most Miscanthus, in our climate M. x giganteus does go completely winter dormant.

      The cut stems are an excellent long lasting mulch and make great light duty garden stakes, as we use in the nursery.
      In other parts of the world it is used for many purposes, from making biodegradable pots to fuelling power plants.

  • Schizachyrium
    • scoparium   CAG01692

      (Little Bluestem)
      Height50cm
      Width30cm
      Flowering SeasonAutumn
      WaterL - M
      LightSun
      Schizachyrium scoparium
      CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE

      An exceptional grass from the American tall grass prairies where it is one of the main forage plants.
      The tight clumps of glaucous blue leaves are tolerant of heat and drought and will grow in both acid and alkaline soils, so long as the drainage is good and there is plenty of sun. Additional height is gained from late summer from the non-descript flower stems. Winter dormant, the leaves turn varying shades of orange, red and purple during autumn and hold their shape throughout winter.

      Cut down to ground level in late winter.

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