Red-Silver Japanese Grass

Miscanthus sinensis ‘Rotsilber’
Plant size: #1
5-7 feet high x 4-6 feet wide
Zone 4
Full Sun to Part Shade

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We normally don’t recommend miscanthus grass to our customers because of the species’ tendency to die off in the Wyoming winter. But we got very excited from work done at the University of Minnesota by Dr. Meyer whose research showed this grass was tolerant of zone 4 winters! This is a large clump forming grass with outstanding red tones in both the grass blades and seed heads beginning in mid to late summer. In autumn, the whole plant turns a gorgeous red but the show doesn’t stop there—in winter the seed heads turn an exquisite white. If you love ornamental grasses you need to consider this one!

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Throughout this site, the following are used as guidelines for watering established plants:

water_drops_icon  These truly xeric plants can live with our 12 inches of natural annual precipitation and only need a winter watering during a multi-year drought, but they will thrive with a monthly watering. Overwatering will kill some of these.
water_drops_iconwater_drops_icon  These plants are adapted to intermittent deep watering with soil drying to a depth of a few inches between waterings. Watering frequency may be every couple of weeks during the active growing season and maybe only one winter watering for optimal care.
water_drops_iconwater_drops_iconwater_drops_icon  These plants need regular watering somewhat like a bluegrass lawn so that they never dry to depth in the root system during the active growing season, and need occasional winter watering to prevent root dessication and resultant plant death.

About sizes of our plants:

Sizes indicated with a # are roughly the equivalent in gallonage; so a #2 is about a 2 gallon pot size; b&b stands for balled and burlapped.