Miscanthus sinensis var. condensatus Cabaret (Miscanthus Cabaret) is a large variegated ornamental grass that grows quite tall (up to 2 metres in height) and produces pinkish copper coloured flowers in Autumn that gradually form silver featherish flower heads or plumes as the seedlings mature that last well into winter.
The word Miscanthus derives from the Greek mischos meaning stalk and anthos (flower). Sometimes known as Japanese Silver Grass, Miscanthus Sinensis Cabaret is prized for its elegance and its seasonal planting interest with its late summer / early autumn flowers and elegant silver plumes in winter. Its broad leaves edged in dark green and boasting a creamy white central stipe look striking from spring to winter (when they turn yellow after first frost).
Miscanthus Sinensis Cabaret grows well in moist soil conditions preferably in a warmish, sunny sheltered spot.
Ornamental Grasses are often used to give attractive foliage and structure to the garden in late summer and early autumn. The foliage is generally very tactile and blends well as underplanting for larger plants in the garden.