Miscanthus sinensis

‘New Hybrids’


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Miscanthus sinensis ‘New Hybrids’

These seeds of Miscanthus sinensis ‘New Hybrids’ have been gathered from some of the very latest, best, unusually coloured new cultivars of Japanese Grass.

Showy plumes of red, pink, russet & silver

So there will be a range of colours in the showy plumes.
But with an emphasis on the latest and very stylish red, pink, salmon and russet shades, as well as the traditional silvery feathers.  

Queens of the summer & autumn garden

Plants of Miscanthus sinensis ‘New Hybrids’ will form tall, graceful, arching, fountain shaped clumps of fine, deep green fine grassy foliage.
Which wave and swirl in even the faintest breeze to animate the garden.
Then in summer and autumn they produce their tall, elegant, feathery plumes in a wide range of silky colours from salmon, pink, shell pink, russet red to creamy silver.

Darlings of contemporary design for contrast & transparent height

So no wonder they are the darlings of contemporary garden designs, where they are used to give wonderful textural contrast, movement and transparent height.
And don’t be too quick to prune off the flower heads in winter, as they continue to provide architectural and textural interest, as well as seed fodder for little native birds.

Easy to grow

Miscanthus sinensis ‘New Hybrids’ are easy to grow and maintain.
Which also recommends them to clever contemporary designers.
So they will thrive in Full Sun to Partly Shaded positions.
Though they will not perform so well in heavy shade, and blooming will be reduced.

Grow in a wide range of soils

Miscanthus will grow in a wide range of soil types, from sandy, through good garden loam, to clay and heavier soils.
And can even adapt to boggy places.

Wind & salt resistant

They can also tolerate a wide range of soil pH, including areas with lime soils.
And are resistant to salty environments and winds, so they are ideal for coastal gardens and exposed positions.


Miscanthus sinensis are water-wise plants that can withstand some periods of dry if needed.
Though they come to their full silky beauty with a little additional water help during the hottest times of summer.
They thrive on normal, average garden watering and are not water guzzlers.

Not attractive to rabbit and deer

Just to add to the attractions for clever garden designers, Miscanthus sinensis ‘New Hybrids’ are not at all attractive to rabbits and deer.
Or in fact bothered by any pests or diseases generally.

But very attractive for florists

The plumes of Miscanthus sinensis ‘New Hybrids’ are also very useful cut flowers for florists, and can be used either fresh or dried.
And the warm and unusual colours of some of these lovely new cultivars make them especially attractive.

Low maintenance 

The only work to do happens in late winter.
When it is a good idea to get out the hedge trimmer and quickly shear the clump you have left standing over winter, and cut it right back as low as possible.
This allows the new, fresh shoots to star as they emerge.

Suits beginners and gardening with kids

Scatter seeds directly in the garden during spring or autumn / or sow indoors at any time.

Indoors for early & fast plants: First sow the seeds in a punnet on surface of good quality seed raising mix.
Then gently pat the seeds on the surface of the mix to ensure good contact.
And cover with 3 to 4mm. of sieved mix or vermiculite
Because these seeds need light to germinate.

Now thoroughly moisten by placing the punnet in a shallow water bath, and allow the moisture to percolate up to the surface of the mix from below.
This will ensure the mix is thoroughly moist but not drenched.

Label the punnet with the plant name and date sown.

Seeds enjoy warmth

Then place the punnet in a warm, well lit position (not in direct sunlight).
And continue to keep the punnet moist by misting surface from a water spray bottle.
Covering the punnet with a clear cover, plastic bag, or glass will help to maintain consistent moisture and prevent drying out.

Temperatures of 16-24C approx. are best for rapid and optimum germination.
However Miscanthus seeds will readily germinate in a wide range of temperatures from 10-32C.
(An electronic heat bed is ideal but not essential, any warm, well-lit spot will do).
But these seeds are not particularly fussy.

Seedlings emerge in approx. 7-28 days (with ideal temperatures of 16-24C producing the quickest results, while temperatures below 16C will slow germination down).

Once the grassy seedlings are large enough to handle, scoop out little clumps and pot on into larger pots to grow on.
They will soon be large enough to separate into individual clumps and plant in the garden.

Seed Count: 60 seeds per pack approx.
(We always aim to exceed the stated seed count, and give a generous serve).

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