I was surprised and delighted yesterday to find that my Miscanthus zebrinus grass had a flower! I’ve had this plant in the garden for a few years and it has never really looked that happy apart from this year where it has looked a little more settled. It had never previously developed Autumn flowers.
It’s such an attractive plant with its drooping sword-shaped long leaves and ‘zebra’ stripes, but the flowers, for me, have always been the icing on the cake. The long pink and green shiny panicles look so pretty and elegant in Autumn and throughout Winter – especially when planted en-masse.
The painted effect of the image is the result of a VERY overcast day; zooming in emphasised this effect too I think. The texture reminds me of knitting yarn. I’ve included a couple of other images below as I found it hard to decide which one to post. Clicking on an image brings in the new revolving slideshow.