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Miscanthus spp.

Also known as

Maiden Grass, Eulalia

Miscanthus sinensis (Miscanthus transmorrisonensis) - San Francisco Botanical Garden - DSC09970 by Daderot (CC0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size





    • spring
    • summer
    • autumn
    • winter

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    Some Miscanthus plants

    Silvergrass Overview

    Miscanthus is 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. These plants 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


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

    Other uses of Silvergrass

    Borders, containers

    Ornamental Grasses

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    Giant reed

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