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Miscanthus sinensis 'Graziella'

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
miss-KANTH-us sih-NEN-sis gra-tzi-EL-lah
Description

Eulalia is a versatile ornamental grass in the Poaceae family.  Narrow green leaves; copper red and orange fall color.  Is tolerant of drought, erosion, dry soil,  and air pollution.  Use it as accent, specimen or plant in small grouping along borders, in meadows, cottage gardens, naturalized areas, and water gardens. Silvery-white dried flowers are attractive and long lasting.

Trim to the ground in late winter or early spring. Clumps may be divided in spring before new growth appears.

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems: Established plants rarely have insect or disease problems though Miscanthus mealybug and miscanthus blight are becoming more common. Miscanthus mealybug causes stunted growth and is difficult to eradicate because it lives inside the stems. Miscanthus blight is a fungal disease which attacks the blades and sheaths. Leaf rust may also occur.

This plant is similar to: Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus' 

Cultivars:
Tags:
#showy flowers#fall color#water garden#drought tolerant#specimen#resistant#cut flowers#low maintenance#winter interest#cottage garden#accent plant#dry soil#air pollution tolerant#dried flowers#border#cpp#meadows#deer resistant
Cultivars:
Tags:
#showy flowers#fall color#water garden#drought tolerant#specimen#resistant#cut flowers#low maintenance#winter interest#cottage garden#accent plant#dry soil#air pollution tolerant#dried flowers#border#cpp#meadows#deer resistant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Miscanthus
    Species:
    sinensis
    Family:
    Poaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Japan, Korea, China
    Wildlife Value:
    Resistant to deer
    Dimensions:
    Height: 5 ft. 0 in. - 6 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 3 ft. 0 in. - 4 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ornamental Grass
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Arching
    Erect
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    3 feet-6 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gray/Silver
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Panicle
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Good Cut
    Good Dried
    Long-lasting
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Flower Description:
    Large Inflorescence opens mostly silver; held high above foliage; very fluffy when dry
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Gray/Silver
    Green
    Orange
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Orange
    Red/Burgundy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Shape:
    Linear
    Leaf Margin:
    Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Description:
    Linear leaves (to 3-4’ long and 3/8” wide) have tapered tips, serrate margins and whitish to silvery midribs.narrow green leaves which form a substantial, rounded, arching clump of foliage typically growing 4-6' tall (to 7' when in flower). Foliage turns orange-red in fall, but fades to straw-beige by winter.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Meadow
    Naturalized Area
    Landscape Theme:
    Cottage Garden
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Water Garden
    Winter Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Border
    Specimen
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Drought
    Dry Soil
    Erosion
    Pollution