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Eulalia grass

Miscanthus sinensis ‘Gracillimus’

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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 CharacteristicsElegant form; four-season interest.

CareAdaptable, 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.

PropagationSow 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.


  • Genus : Miscanthus
  • Plant Width : 3 to 6 feet
  • Zones : 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Plant Height : 6 to 10 feet
  • Bloom Time : Fall
  • Growth Rate : Fast, Moderate
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Plant Type : Grasses
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Characteristics : Showy Foliage, Showy Seed Heads
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
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