18 August 2019
Miscanthus sinensis 'Memory'
Fast-growing ornamental grass that forms erect clumps, narrow at the bottom, wider at the top. Creates large, silky flo- rets in the fall. Grows up to 2.5 m in height. Long, green leaves, relatively wide in comparison to the other varieties, regular tapered, with white main vein running through the center. Leaves bend over in arch shape, with downward facing ends. At the end of the summer, slender, paniculate inflorescences emerge from the tips of the stalks, light pearl white in color. At the end of the season the inflorescences become silver, and the leaves turn yellow-orange in color and wither. The plants adorn the garden until late autumn. Grass resistant to lodging. Prefers fertile soil, moderately moist, slightly acidic, and sunny locations. Frost hardy, zone 5b. Recommended for cultivation in home gardens, estate plantings and public green areas.
Breeder: Max Riedelsheimer. Variety released to market: in Germany.