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Posted by EDITOR 2 Jun 2010 - 2:25:00 PM

Following up yesterday with another flowering grass. This one isn't native but isn't weedy either. It's called Silver Feather Grass (Miscanthus sinensis 'Silberfeder') for its tall silvery plumes with barely a hint of the pink that most other forms of maiden grass have.

The stems tend to get a bit lax especially near the end of the season but it's a graceful, arching effect if positioned with enough space next to a pond or the top of a retaining wall.

The show will disappear over the coming months when it's all cut back and cleaned up before winter ends to start afresh in spring.

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