Giant Chinese Silver Grass, Giant Eulalia Grass, Japanese Silver Grass, Amur Silver Grass
Miscanthus floridulus

Family: Poaceae (poh-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Miscanthus (miss-KANTH-us) (Info)
Species: floridulus (flor-ID-yoo-lus) (Info)

Category:

Ornamental Grasses and Bamboo

Height:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

May be a noxious weed or invasive

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Utica, Michigan

Holmes, New York

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Sep 14, 2005, artistdesigner wrote:

These ornamental grasses do very well here in Fairfield, Connecticut in spring and fall. They make a beautiful back drop in the winter in their neutral beige, if your garden can handle an informal wild type design. Just be sure to cut off the plumes before they invade your neighborhood, when dry they blow all over the place and make a mess.

They are perennials and get more beautiful each year.

How and when to divide please?