Eulalia grass

Miscanthus sinensis ‘Gracillimus’

Photo/Illustration: 
Michelle Gervais
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Eulalia grass (Miscanthus sinensis ‘Gracillimus’)
mis-KAN-thus sih-NEN-sis
Genus:  Miscanthus
This elegantly shaped grass has narrow leaves with white mid-ribs and a vase-like form to 6 feet tall. It shows bronze autumn color and can stand throughout winter to provide architectural interest. Tassel-like inflorescences appear in fall and can be used as cut or dried flowers.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Elegant form; four-season interest.
Care:  Adaptable, but best in moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun. Does not tolerate excessive winter moisture. Cut to the ground by early spring. Needs space to grow.
Propagation:  Sow seed in a cold frame in spring. Divide young plants in spring (older plants are difficult to divide). Pot on divisions or grow seedlings in a cold frame until established.
Problems:  Infrequent.

Overview

Height
6 ft. to 10 ft.
Spread
3 ft. to 6 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Growth Pace
Invasive/Aggressive Grower,
Moderate Grower
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Attracts Birds,
Showy Flowers,
Showy Foliage,
Showy Seed Heads
Bloom Time
Fall
Flower Color
Brown Flower
Foliage Color
Variegated Foliage
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Cut Flower,
Dried Flower,
Screening,
Specimen Plant/Focal Point,
Waterside
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Type
Grasses

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