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Silvergrass

Miscanthus spp.

Also known as

Maiden Grass, Eulalia

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

11b

USDA zone

7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

    • spring
    • summer
    • autumn
    • winter

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    Silvergrass Overview

    A genus of grasses native to Eurasia, Africa and some Pacific islands. There are around 17 species in the genus which is in the Andropogoneae (sorghum) tribe in the Poaceae family. Members are evergreen or deciduous tufted, spreading grasses with spikes of silky flowers in late Summer and Autumn. Some species are extensively cultivated as ornamental specimens and there are a wide variety of cultivars and hybrids available. Miscanthus giganteus is also grown to produce biofuel.

    How to propagate Silvergrass

    Division

    By division in autumn; however, specific cultivars should be propagated by dividing the larger clumps in winter.

    Other uses of Silvergrass

    Borders, containers

    Miscanthus

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    Chinese Silvergrass

    Miscanthus sinensis

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