GIANT JAPANESE SILVER GRASS Miscanthus floridulus
This grass grows up to 12' tall!!! This Giant Miscanthus floridulus features include soft, silky plumes, and extremely long grass blades hang from the main stem, and cascade about 4' long! This plant is extremely hardy, to -30C (zone 4), and has been nick-named 'Canadian Bamboo'! Stems can be used as stakes, like bamboo, so they are extra handy. Very beautiful, it forms neat dense clumps, and will not invade surrounding areas. Rare and hard to find, very popular. Please see the germination information below, as Giant Miscanthus seeds require a cold period before they can grow.
Location: Sun or part
Hardiness zones: 4-9
Bloom time: Late summer/fall
Seed size: Medium-small
Seeds per pack: 20
Germination: As with many perennial seeds, these seeds require a period of moist cold to help them break dormancy. This is done by giving them a cold 'winter' period (artificial or natural), and then a warming to simulate 'spring', and time to grow! Here's how this can be done:
Obtain a planting container that has holes in the bottom for excess water to drain. Place the seeds just under the surface of your growing medium, and water. Place your container in a cold area (but not freezing, perhaps a refrigerator) for 6 weeks. Once the cold period is completed, place the container at room temperature for them to germinate. Be sure to keep the soil moist during this entire germination period. Seedlings will sprout a few weeks, or occasionally several months, after the warming period.