The Plant Company

Bringing your garden to life


01403 740100

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The Plant Company
Coolham Road
West Chiltington
West Sussex
RH20 2LH

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Opening times:
Tuesday-Friday, 9:00-17:30.
Closed public holidays.


The Plants

Miscanthus sinensis 'Ferner Osten'

silver grass

Photo of Miscanthus sinensis 'Ferner Osten'


A gorgeous, ornamental grass with large, burgundy-pink plumes from August. The flowers gradually turn to silvery plumes in autumn as the seeds mature and continue to provide good winter interest. A vigorous, yet compact grass that holds its own as a colourful specimen and looks especially sensational when planted in a drift.


  • Grasses

Foliage: Deciduous

Hardiness: Hardy

Vigour: Medium growing


  • Beds and borders
  • Flower arranging
  • Cottage style garden
  • Contemporary style garden
  • Specimen

Special features

  • Attractive to wildlife
  • Low maintenance
  • Autumn interest
  • Architectural

Care instructions

Grow in moist but well-drained soil in full sun. Cut down to the ground in late winter, before the new foliage appears


Size: Large

Pot size: 2 litre

Eventual height: 150cm

Eventual spread: 100cm


  • Light shade
  • Sun


  • South
  • East
  • West

Soil types

  • Sandy
  • Normal
  • Clay

Soil pH ranges

  • Acid
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline