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Miscanthus sinensis

Also called Japanese Silver Grass


 Suitable Substitutions for Miscanthus sinensis

Miscanthus sinensis 'Goliath'

Miscanthus sinensis 'Goliath'

Goliath Maiden Grass

 

More About Miscanthus sinensis

  • Forms a tight clump of arching leaves up to 90 cm long
  • Very narrow sharp-edged green leaves with silver midribs turn golden-brown in the fall
  • Bloom Time: Late summer
  • Flower Type: Feathery panicles
  • Flower Colour: Silvery-pink turning to white
  • Flower Height: 250 cm
  • Foliage Height: 150-200 cm
  • Grass Type: Warm Season

Interesting Notes:

 Warm Season Grasses: These grasses are much slower starting in the spring. They do not push new growth until temperatures warm in early to midsummer. They flower later in the summer or fall with most blooms remaining into the winter. Most warm season grasses tolerate heat, humidity and drought; some even thrive in these conditions. 

 

Zone:

4

Height:

150-250 cm

Spread:

100-125 cm

Colour:

Silver,Pink (pale)
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Eulalia Grass Growing and Maintenance Tips

Plants should be divided in the spring, every few years, to maintain freshness. Foliage can be left standing all winter, however, it should be pruned early to mid-spring to make way for new growth.


Miscanthus sinensis Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Fast
Fast
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Heat Tolerant
Heat Tolerant

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Attributes

Fall Color

Flowering Time

Fall
Lt. Sum-Fall

Habit

Clumping
Upright
Vase-shape

Foliage Color

Variegated
Green (dark)
Silver

Landscape uses

Screening (privacy)
Specimen