Pacific Island silvergrass is an upright, erect, clumping, slow-spreading ornamental grass native to Japan and the Pacific island region. The stems are often used to make fences, and to build homes, as in Papua New Guinea it is used as the outer walls of houses.
It attracts songbirds and can serve as a specimen planting or a hedge planting, one of its many uses is that it can work as a non-spreading alternative to bamboo and similarly can form a privacy hedge.
The feathery inflorescence has a prominent central rachis, blooms are a reddish-tan color
Blooms August to February
Medium to wet soil
Full Sun will grow most upright
Low Maintenance, staking not required but may flop a bit in part-shade.
Cut foliage to the ground each spring prior to new growth starting
Excellent Rain Garden addition
Provides Winter Interest, and Habitat for Wildlife
Tolerant of a wide range of soils, including clay and loam
(also does well in well-drained sandy soils)
Tolerant of summer heat and humidity