Also known as
Eulalia Grass, Maiden Grass, Eulalia, Miscanthus, Zebra Grass, Formosa Maiden Grass, Evergreen Miscanthus
Chinaschilf 2 by Norbert Nagel, Mörfelden-Walldorf, Germany (CC BY-SA 3.0)
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Chinese Silvergrass Overview
Miscanthus sinensis is a rhizomatous grass species originating from Eastern Asia with a clumping growth habit. Commonly known by the names Chinese Silvergrass, Eulalia Grass, Maiden Grass and Zebra Grass, amongst others. This plant can grow to a height of around 3m, producing linear to strap-shaped leaves and feathery, cream inflorescences with a purple tinge.
How to propagate Chinese Silvergrass
By division in autumn; however, specific cultivars should be propagated by dividing the larger clumps in winter.
Other uses of Chinese Silvergrass
Ground cover, container, border
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