Miscantbus sinensis

tootswisc(z4/5Wi)August 30, 2005

I just purchased 3 big clumps of this large fountain maiden grass or in German-Grosse Fontaene. I plan to put this on the back side of my pond. I sure hope I like it. Can anyone tell me about it

Thanks Diane

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jake(z4b-5 NE)

Why spend money, time and labor on something you know little or nothing about? Just being a butt head at this point.

Jake

    Bookmark   August 30, 2005 at 11:59PM
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jake(z4b-5 NE)

OOPS I forgot to add - "Welcome to land of Ornamental Grass dialog".

    Bookmark   August 31, 2005 at 12:00AM
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tootswisc(z4/5Wi)

I guess I trust my nursery person. They are having a 30% off sale. This is a business expense-I own an assisted living facility and have done all the planting and design. I knew I wanted ornamental grass back there and I was looking for a screen since a new street went in behind my property. I do have several other grasses. I can take this purchase back.

Have you been talking to my husband Jake-you sound just like him.

But a google search gave me reassurance that I will like this choice.

    Bookmark   August 31, 2005 at 8:23AM
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jake(z4b-5 NE)

I have trouble just talking to myself let alone anyone else, husband or wife.

The most important part about ornamental grasses they are easy to care for and happy just about anywhere you put them.

If they don't work in the first location one can dig 'em up and try another spot.

The bad part about grasses is the time frame it takes for them to reach maturity, generally 3 years. Grasses are still worth the money, time and labor.

Enjoy your new pruchase. Onramental grasses, the man's perennial.

Jake

    Bookmark   August 31, 2005 at 2:02PM
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BruMeta(z5aNY)

Check out the pages at this site.

Here is a link that might be useful: USDA zone4 nursery (Canada)

    Bookmark   August 31, 2005 at 4:07PM
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wetearth(Z8,Oregon)

My parents have a HUGE amount of this growing in their yard in
Cumberland, RI. It's available for the taking, but YOU DIG!! Dig? Let me know.

    Bookmark   September 1, 2005 at 1:05AM
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PollyNY(z5NY)

I like it. It obviously means large fountain, and that's what it is. It is an early bloomer for the miscanthus, so that's a plus for us. There's also a miscanthus sinensis 'Klein Fontane',little fountain, by the way, that's very nice. Polly

    Bookmark   September 2, 2005 at 8:21PM
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tootswisc(z4/5Wi)

Thanks Polly. I love the name Grosse Fontaene and can't wait to watch it grow

    Bookmark   September 2, 2005 at 11:19PM
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