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Miscanthus sinensis - Silver Grass - Eulalia

Miscanthus sinensis - Silver Grass - 1 Bare root Plant

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MiscSinen-PLANT

Description

  • Poaceae
  • Asia (South East), China, Japan
  • H 1.6m x L 0.8m
  • Z5
  • Perennial
  • A no-sucker grass growing back each spring from a rhizomatous stump
  • 1 bare root plant - Plants are available all year round, but we recommend to order and plant in autumn and winter, when Miscanthus is in vegetative rest


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Also called: Eulalia, Silver Grass.

This ornamental grass forms dense tufts of erect leaves with drooping ends, graceful, of a beautiful deep green, carried by thin stems highly wind resistant, at the top of which appear decorative inflorescences in late summer, composed of several upright or drooping panicles depending on the genetics of the plant. These inflorescences last throughout the fall and change into feathery and silvery spikelets which give the most beautiful aesthetic in sunlight.

Miscanthus sinensis has medicinal properties: Anticoagulant, Diuretic, and Febrifuge.

It is also a dye plant, traditionally used in Japan for magnificent fast yellows on wool and silk.

In the garden, use Silver Grass as a very ornamental plant, isolated in a lawn or at the back of a bed. It can also be used as a ground cover (plant several tufts close to each other), or to form nice low hedges rapidly.

Finally, it is a very interesting source of biomass for the production of mulch (very good carbon fixer).

Miscanthus sinensis is very easy to grow. The plant requires little care, is very hardy once established, withstands strong winds, and tolerates transient drought although it prefers soils with some amount of moist.

Grow Silver Grass in full sun, with regular watering the first year, especially in case of drought, so that it can set its root system. In March, when the cold weather has passed, cut the clump 20cm from the ground (stems and leaves dry in winter), and use the waste as mulch in the garden or for crafts.

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Miscanthus sinensis - Silver Grass - Eulalia

Miscanthus sinensis - Silver Grass - Eulalia

Miscanthus sinensis - Silver Grass - 1 Bare root Plant

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