Miscanthus sinensis Malepartus
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- 1 x Miscanthus sinensis Malepartus 9cm Pot
|Botanical name||Miscanthus sinensis 'Malepartus'|
|Delivered as||Pot plant|
|Location||Sun and shade|
|Preferred Soil||Well drained soil|
|Full grown height||150cm - 200cm|
|Mature width||125cm - 150cm|
How to take care of Miscanthus sinensis Malepartus
Miscanthus can remain in the ground for at least fifteen to twenty years. First year growth is insufficient. New shoots emerge around March each year, growing rapidly in June-July, producing bamboo-like canes. It dies back naturally in the autumn/winter; the leaves fall off, providing nutrients for the soil. This growth pattern is repeated every year. However, their spread is slow and there is little risk of uncontrolled invasion of hedges or fields. Suitable for any well drained soil, plant in a sunny or partially shaded position. Enrich the planting site with organic matter prior to planting. Plant in a hole deep enough so that the root ball will be a little deeper than the plant was growing in its container. Mulch grasses with organic material in the autumn to protect roots and shoots from freezing. Grasses which die back completely in winter can be rejuvenated by cutting the entire plant back to about 10cm in early spring.
Miscanthus spreads naturally by means of underground storage known as rhizomes. Divide grasses every few years in the spring just as they are beginning to break dormancy. Dig the plant up and cut the clump into divisions with a sharp knife or spade, replant the divisions.