Miscanthus sinensis - Silver Grass - Eulalia
  • Miscanthus sinensis - Silver Grass - Eulalia
  • Miscanthus sinensis in summer
  • Silver Grass is a beautiful ornamental grass
  • Eulalia gives delicate spikelets
  • Silver Grass in winter
  • Yellow Dye from Miscanthus sinensis
  • Yellow Dye with Silver Grass
  • Green dye made with Eulalia

Miscanthus sinensis - Silver Grass - Plant

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Miscanthus sinensis - Silver Grass
1 bare root plant





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
It can be used to create composite colors (for example: oranges with Madder , greens with indigo)

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

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



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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

The plant will grow back from its stump every spring


Use for Dyeing

Learn to Use this Flavonoid Plant with our Courses:

Internship Natural Dye on Wool and Colorimetry

Internship Master Class: Compound Colors and Colorimetry


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