Miscanthus sinensis ‘Giganteus’
(ornamental maiden grass)
Miscanthus sinensis ‘Giganteus’ is a large, non-invasive ornamental grass that has green leaves with a silver midrib center. Burgundy-red flower plumes rise above the upright arching leaves in late fall around October. The flower plumes eventually age to a silver colour. Miscanthus sinensis ‘Giganteus’ is architecturally massive and can be used for a screen to hide from your neighbour. In areas with not very much snow coverage Miscanthus sinensis ‘Giganteus’ can provide winter interest. In our botanical gardens we cut down all our ornamental grasses in late fall, around November, to prevent moles and voles from nesting in the foliage that falls with the weight of the winter wind and snow. We cut down ornamental grasses with a power tool (Stihl blade) and save the very sturdy dried flower stems for next year’s plant stakes.
- Light: Full Sun
- Soil: All types
- Moisture: Average – Dry – Moist
- Benefits: Deer-resistant, Easy, Filler, Drought Tolerant, Screen
- Height: 12-18 feet
- Blooms: August to October
- Foliage: Narrow Green with a Silver Center Midrib
- Spacing: 3-4 feet
- Growth Habit: Clump
- Zones: 5-9
As the 2017 Destination Garden Centre of the Year, we have been growing and selling hardy, unique and hard-to-find perennials organically for over 12 years. We are always trialing and testing them in the botanical gardens at Plant Paradise Country Gardens. Our growing practices benefit the whole environment, including the pollinators and beneficial insects.
At Plant Paradise Country Gardens we control every aspect of growing plants on-site. This begins with mixing soil in the potting shed and all the steps in between until the fully grown plants are ready for your garden. This gives us the opportunity to have control over the quality. Our responsibility is to grow healthy plants that are environmentally sustainable. We use only organic gardening methods to grow high quality plants without the use of pesticides, herbicides and synthetic fertilizers. Our plants are available in one, two or three gallon containers.
We DO NOT use NeoNicotinoids which is a pesticide used by many plant nurseries that sell to garden centres and big box stores. This pesticide is a known cause of the decline in the bee population. Everything a grower uses in plant production is systemically released into the molecular structure of the plant. This becomes a chain reaction in the long-term health and vibrancy of the plant and your growing environment.
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