Miscanthus sinensis ‘Grosse Fontäne’ is a large architectural grass which adds height, structure, and movement to the garden. Narrow, erect to arching, dark green leaves with a slight white mid rib, will form a large clump. Foliage will gain tones of orange, red, and purple in Autumn. In late Summer silky pink panicles emerge and age to silvery white. Feathery plumes may be used in flower arranging or also dried. Good in beds, borders, coastal, city or courtyard gardens. Can add amazing dimension to beds, reaching a maximum mature height of 240cm and spread of 150cm. This variety was a recipient of the Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit (RHS AGM) in 2001.
Suggested Care: Miscanthus sinensis ‘Grosse Fontäne’ is suitable for well-drained soil in a sunny position but it will tolerate partial shade. Mulch with organic material in the autumn to protect roots and shoots from freezing. Once shoots begin to re-appear in spring, we suggest to cut them back to about 10cm, giving the plant a rejuvenating lease of life. Can be divided in early spring once maturity is established. Protect from excessive winter wet.
Planting Instructions: Break up the soil well before planting and dig a hole twice the size of the pot. Remove plant from the pot by tapping the rim of the pot in ‘up side down’ position. Do not pull the plant from the pot. Firm soil after planting and water regularly for the first month. As this is a tall variety, you should leave space between other plants.