Sirene Japanese Silver Grass

Miscanthus sinensis 'Sirene'

Also called Siren Maiden Grass

  • Narrow green leaves with a silver midrib arch gracefully on sturdy, upright stems
  • Foliage turns a copper colour in the fall
  • Bloom Time: August to September
  • Flower Type: Feathery panicles
  • Flower Colour: Reddish-pink turning silver-pink
  • Flower Height: 190 cm
  • Foliage Height: 125-150 cm
  • Grass Type: Warm Season

ZONE:
4

COLOUR:
Pink, Pink (pale)

HEIGHT:
125-190 cm

SPREAD:
125-150 cm

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Growing and Maintenance Tips:


Plants should be divided, in the spring, every few years, to maintain freshness. Foliage can be left standing all winter, however, it should be pruned early to mid-spring to make way for new growth.

Additional Notes about Sirene Japanese Silver Grass:


Warning: Although individual Miscanthus cultivars are reputedly sterile, two cultivars can sometimes cross-pollinate, and produce viable seed, becoming invasive in several states, and in Southern Ontario. (pers obs.)

Recommendation: plant only one cultivar, and if there are other Miscanthus in the neighbourhood, consider a native or nativar substitute.

Warm Season Grasses: These grasses are much slower starting in the spring. They do not push new growth until temperatures warm in early to midsummer. They flower later in the summer or fall with most blooms remaining into the winter. Most warm season grasses tolerate heat, humidity and drought; some even thrive in these conditions.