Fine-leaved Chinese reed `Gracillium` - a real eye-catcher in every season
The Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus´as the fine stalk's botanical name is, is one of the most elegant Chinese reed varieties. With its particularly narrow green leaves, it has a very graceful appearance and is a real ornament in any garden. The bushy, overhanging growth habit is reminiscent of a bouquet in a vase and is therefore an eye-catcher for every garden observer. Since the hardy Chinese reed ´Gracillium` is very uncomplicated and easy to care for, it is ideally suited for gardening beginners.
Colourful accents in the garden with the Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus
The flowering of the fine-leaved Chinese reed occurs late in the season. From September to October, copper-red flowers open at first, but these very quickly change to a silvery white. The flower fronds look particularly elegant when covered with hoarfrost or snow. The hardy Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus' is very uncomplicated and easy to care for. The fine-leaved Chinese reed should not be cut back to ground level until after winter; if this is done in autumn, the charm of the wintry sight will be lost.
The best location for the fine-leaved Chinese reed `Gracillium`
The fine-leaved Chinese reed loves a location in full sun, in a shady location it falls apart easily. The Miscanthus sinensis ´Gracillium´ is particularly suitable for open spaces and perennial beds, but it is also a particularly attractive grey in a rock garden. The hardy fine-leaved Chinese reed does not make very great demands on the soil, but it is advisable to ensure that the normal garden soil is well drained. If the soil is too sandy, it can be made a little more humus-rich by adding compost. The additional addition of fertiliser can be dispensed with.
Chinese reed is a visual highlight in many garden styles
In almost every flower bed, the Miscanthus sinensis provides a decorative accent. As a group planting or as a single planting, it fits perfectly in the background with flowers such as the Aster dumosus Peter Pan or the Phlox subulata Mac Daniels Cushion. The fine-leaved Chinese reed will impress the garden observer, even in a beautifully designed rock garden or as an outdoor plant.
When purchasing the fine-leaved Chinese reed, we recommend 2 plants per m² for a group planting.
Our plants are grown in pots and can be planted all year round.