Miscanthus sinensis ‘China’ is a deciduous clump-forming ornamental grass with narrow, arching, olive-green leaves. In late Summer and Autumn silky panicles emerge a brownish-red when young, which will then age to a silvery-pink colour. Suitable for planting beds, borders, coastal, city or courtyard gardens. In 2012 it won the Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit (RHS AGM). This architectural grass can reach a maximum mature height of 160 cm and spread of approximately 90 cm. This variety is slightly quicker to establish than others.
Suggested Care: Miscanthus sinensis ‘China’ 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 10 cm, 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.