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miscanthus-purpurascens-.jpgMiscanthus (mis-kanth-us); Poaceae Family. Miscanthus are tall perennial grasses grown for the eye appealing ornamental effect in landscape or border, as well as for their decorative qualities in dry bouquets. Broad, grass-like leaves and silky, feathery flower clusters. Arching foliage and feathery summer plumes make it a great late-season privacy screen as some varieties can reach 8 feet tall or more.

Miscanthus sineneis (sin-nen-siss) eulalia. Mostly from China and Japan, this is a common grass that forms leafy clumps 4 to 10 feet tall. The leaves, 2 to 3 feet long and 1 inch wide, have whitish mid ribs. The drooping flower clusters are up to 2 feet long. The variety gracillimus (gras-sil-im-us) has narrower leaves.

Easy to grow and is a good choice for beginners, Miscanthus will grow in most any soil, from loose sand to heavy clay, and does not require good drainage. Grow this in full sun except in warmer regions where some afternoon shade is best. Fertilization is not necessary.

Miscanthus is versatile from a design standpoint; it can be used as a specimen, for massing or screening, in large containers, or at the pond's edge. Plant this where it is a wonderful winter interest can be enjoyed. Foliage should be left standing throughout the winter for visual interest and to provide protection for the crowns. Substantial clumps tend to flop (or totally collapse when subjected to heavy winter snows), and will often benefit from some support. Cut foliage to the ground in late winter just before new shoots appear.

Attributes: Border plants, Containers, Cut or dried flower, Mass planting, Rock gardens, Specimen or focal point plant, Deer resistant.

The genus Miscanthus includes approximately 20 species, many are considered sterile.  Miscanthus sinensis, Chinese Silvergrass, is a bunch- or clump forming grass, with very short, inconspicuous rhizomes. This invasive species' predominate means of spread is airborne seed or from seeds in the soil.

Miscanthus Cannot be shipped to New York.

  • Miscanthus 'Purpurascens' (30)ct Flat Miscanthus Purpurascens 30ct Flat

    Miscanthus 'Purpurascens' (30)ct Flat

    Miscanthus 'Purpurascens' (30)ct FlatCommon Name: Grass-Ornamental, Flame Grass One of the very best Miscanthus cultivars available today. It's fantastic fall color, upright habit, early flowering time, and extreme cold hardiness have certainly...

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  • Miscanthus sinensis Dixieland 30ct Flat Miscanthus sinensis Dixieland 30ct Flat

    Miscanthus s. 'Dixieland' (30)ct Flat

    Miscanthus sinensis 'Dixieland' (30)ct FlatCommon Name: Grass-Ornamental A dwarf form of Miscanthus s. 'Variegatus' with very similar green and white variegated foliage but a shorter, more compact growth habit. This selection should not need staking...

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  • Miscanthus s Encore PPAF 30ct Flat Miscanthus s Encore PPAF 30ct Flat

    Miscanthus s. 'Encore' PP29070 (30)ct Flat

    Miscanthus sinensis 'Encore' PP29070 (30)ct FlatCommon Name: Ornamental Grass, Miscanthus Hybridized and selected at Walters Gardens for its flowering performance earlier in the season, ‘Encore’ is a perfect choice for northern climates,...

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  • Miscanthus sinensis Huron Sunrise 30ct Flat Miscanthus sinensis Huron Sunrise 30ct Flat

    Miscanthus s. 'Huron Sunrise' (30)ct Flat

    Miscanthus sinensis 'Huron Sunrise' (30)ct FlatCommon Name: Grass-Ornamental, Miscanthus The most profusely blooming Miscanthus. Though the green leaves with silver mid-ribs form beautiful clumps, the most outstanding feature of this new cultivar is...

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  • Miscanthus sinensis Morning Light 30ct Flat Miscanthus sinensis Morning Light 30ct Flat

    Miscanthus s. 'Morning Light' (30)ct Flat

    Miscanthus sinensis 'Morning Light' (30)ct FlatCommon Name: Grass-Ornamental, Miscanthus An especially refined and elegant ornamental grass. Fine leaf blades are green with clean, paper-thin, white margins that give the plant a silvery cast when...

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  • Miscanthus s BANDWIDTH NCMS2B PPAF

    Miscanthus s. BANDWIDTH ('NCMS2B' PPAF)

    Miscanthus sinensis BANDWIDTH ('NCMS2B' PPAF) (30)ct FlatCommon Name: Maiden Grass, Miscanthus The new gold (banded) standard in dwarf Miscanthus. This compact Maiden Grass has green foliage with pronounced yellow banding. The habit is solidly upright...

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  • Miscanthus sinensis Gracillimus 30ct Flat Miscanthus sinensis Gracillimus 30ct Flat

    Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus' (30)ct Flat

    Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus' Common Name: Grass-Ornamental, Maiden Grass Zone 5 to 9, Full sun to part shade Plants reach 5 to 6 feet tall and 3 to 4 feet wide. Beautiful, rounded mounds of fine, silver-veined green leaves arch gracefully as they...

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  • Miscanthus sinensis 'Strictus' (30)ct Flat Miscanthus sinensis 'Strictus' (30)ct Flat

    Miscanthus sinensis 'Strictus' (30)ct Flat

    Miscanthus sinensis 'Strictus' (30)ct FlatCommon Name: Grass-Ornamental, Porcupine Grass, Miscanthus Distinctive yellowish-white, horizontal banding on the leaves of this cultivar distinguish it from nearly all other grasses. These irregularly...

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