Miscanthus sinensis Silberfeder

Silver Feather Maiden Hair Grass

 
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Silberfeder is a German cultivar of Maidenhair grass planted for its display of silver flowers in late summer. A gracefully shaped grass with white seedheads that glow in the fall garden.

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Zones 4 - 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
Average
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Bloom Time Early to late summer
Shipping Shipping begins in early September, coldest zones first. Buy now and we'll ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Learn More…
Size Plant - 5" deep pot
SKU 70555

Details

6-8' x 4' wide (division propagated). This fine German cultivar sports gorgeous white feathery plumes as early as late August, blooming well before Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus' and many other Maiden Hair grass varieties. Sturdy, green foliage contrasts strikingly with the white plumes. Not for sale in MA (prohibited), CT, DE, MD, NJ, PA, VA, WV & Washington D.C. where it is considered potentially invasive. Miscanthus is well behaved in the Mid-West and Intermountain West where it continues to be an important ornamental grass.
SKU 70555
Common Name Silver Feather Maiden Hair Grass
Botanical Name Miscanthus sinensis Silberfeder
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun
Mature Height 6-8' tall
Mature Spread 4' wide
Bloom Time Early to late summer
Ships As Potted Plant
Planting Time Fall
Soil Type Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture Average
Amount of Rain 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Prohibited In Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia
Ideal Region Anywhere In The US
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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Shipping

Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Fall shipping begins the week of September 6, zones 3-4 first. Most plant orders arrive within 3-5 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.

Grass Plugs & Seed: Most orders ship within 5-8 business days (all zones).

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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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