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Source:  Michigan State University Extension, Home Horticulture - 01702063 ,  01/01/96

Miscanthus sinensis--Japanese Silver Grass



     A tall grass reaching a height of 8 to 12 feet.  The   

clumps bear pink flowers in late summer.  These can be used 

for drying or as a dye plant.  The plant will adapt to many 

soil types but does prefer full sun.                        


     Several cultivars are listed: 'Gracillimus' - silvery  

green leaves turn bronze in winter, leaves and flowers with 

graceful curves, flowers reddish-pink; 'Purperescens' -     

reddish-bronze flowers, 3 to 4 feet tall, foliage green and 

reddish-purple; 'Variegatus' - flowers pale pink, greens    

leaves striped with white; 'Zebrinus' - flowers pale yellow,

yellow bands on leaves.                                     


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