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Miscanthus sinensis ‘Kaskade’ (Chinese Silver Grass)

Maiden Grass 'Kaskade', Eulalia 'Kaskade', Chinese Silver Grass 'Kaskade'

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Miscanthus Sinensis 'Kaskade', Maiden Grass 'Kaskade', Eulalia 'Kaskade', Chinese Silver Grass 'Kaskade', Low maintenance grasses, Low maintenance plants

Tall and robust, award-winner Chinese Silver Grass ‘Kaskade’ (Miscanthus sinensis) is a remarkable ornamental grass grown for its large, cascading, rose-pink flower plumes on display from mid-late summer. They delicately change to silvery white as they mature and provide good winter interest. They rise elegantly, well above the foliage of narrow, arching green leaves with prominent white midribs, which turn to rich copper-red and bronze shades in the fall before bleaching to pewter.

  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society.
  • Deciduous, this perennial grass easily grows in a dense, upright 6-7 feet tall (180-210 cm), rounded fountain-like clump. Standing out beautifully in the garden, its fine-textured foliage sways gracefully in the slightest breeze and delicately softens any landscape.
  • Performs best in full sun in moderately fertile, moist, well-drained soils. Protect from excessive winter wet. Drought and salt tolerant once established.
  • Very versatile, it can be used as a graceful accent plant in the garden, massed to create screens or hedges, or planted in borders, coastal gardens, city gardens, cottage gardens, or prairie plantings.
  • This Chinese Silver Grass is generally pest and disease free. It is deer and rabbit resistant but attracts birds.
  • Cut foliage to the ground in late winter before new shoots appear. Propagate by seed sown in pots in a cold frame in spring or by division in spring.
  • Native to Asia, the species form of Miscanthus sinensis is invasive in several US states. The invasive potential is of less concern for many of its ornamental cultivars, some of which are sterile. However, as a general rule, do not plant more than one cultivar on your property, and use only a vegetatively propagated cultivar that has shown little or no evidence of self-seeding in your area.
  • Discover beautiful U.S. native plant alternatives.

Requirements

Hardiness 5 - 9
Heat Zones 1 - 9
Climate Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Ornamental Grasses
Plant Family Poaceae
Genus Miscanthus
Common names Chinese Silver Grass, Eulalia, Japanese Silver Grass, Maiden Grass
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid, Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 6' - 7'
(180cm - 210cm)
Spread 3' - 4'
(90cm - 120cm)
Spacing 48" - 60"
(120cm - 150cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Salt, Rabbit
Attracts Birds
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Hedges And Screens
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage, Modern Garden, Prairie and Meadow
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Alternative Plants to Consider

Miscanthus sinensis ‘Kleine Fontane’ (Chinese Silver Grass)
Miscanthus nepalensis (Himalaya Fairy Grass)
Miscanthus sinensis var. condensatus ‘Cosmopolitan’ (Chinese Silver Grass)
Miscanthus sinensis ‘Kleine Silberspinne’ (Chinese Silver Grass)
Miscanthus sinensis ‘Malepartus’ (Chinese Silver Grass)
Miscanthus sinensis ‘Strictus’ (Porcupine Grass)

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Rudbeckia fulgida (Black-Eyed Susan)
Sedum (Stonecrop)

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.
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Requirements

Hardiness 5 - 9
Heat Zones 1 - 9
Climate Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Ornamental Grasses
Plant Family Poaceae
Genus Miscanthus
Common names Chinese Silver Grass, Eulalia, Japanese Silver Grass, Maiden Grass
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid, Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 6' - 7'
(180cm - 210cm)
Spread 3' - 4'
(90cm - 120cm)
Spacing 48" - 60"
(120cm - 150cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Salt, Rabbit
Attracts Birds
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Hedges And Screens
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage, Modern Garden, Prairie and Meadow
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Do I Need?
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