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Ornamental grass ID

BijdezeeBijdezee Posts: 1,484
Anyone recognise this really tall grass that I saw at an animal park we visited yesterday? It's about 6 to 7 feet tall. Thanks


  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,699
    It looks like a Miscanthus. Not sure which one. 
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 52,134
    Looks like it to me too, but no idea of the variety.
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • BijdezeeBijdezee Posts: 1,484
    Thanks, that narrows it down. 
  • Have a look at this site for a possible match:
    Warning, beware temptation - there are lots of beauties!

  • BijdezeeBijdezee Posts: 1,484
    edited October 2018
    Thanks, Buttercup days. looks like it could be this one
  • There's a stunning garden near me that has loads of Miscanthus varieties, block planted with prairie type plants. I went twice last year, going back in the autumn just to see the Miscanthus at their best and pick my favourites, as I am going to copy some of the ideas, though on a smaller scale :)
  • BijdezeeBijdezee Posts: 1,484
    Agree, they are lovely especially with frost on.
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Posts: 11,189
    I like Miscanthus "Flamingo" which has a pinkish plume on it as I thought it wouls go nicely in my pink, purple & blue theme in the school garden I look after. I do like the look of "Silberfeder" however, but haven't much room in my own garden for that one.
    North East Somerset - Clay soil over limestone
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