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Evergreen Eulalia Miscanthus transmorrisonensis

Phonetic Spelling
miss-KANTH-us trans-mor-riss-on-EN-sis
Description

In 1979, Paul Meyer and C. Ferris Miller from different arboretums found this plant seed when climbing to 9500 feet on Mt Daxue in Taiwan.  Miscanthus transmorrisonensis is an evergreen clumping grass with narrow green leaves which grows 2-3 foot high. Inflorescences are held high above foliage starting in spring and lasting into winter. Cut flowers make excellent additions to flower arrangments.  Give this grass plenty of space as it becomes quite wide.  It makes an excellent accent plant or planted in mass in a border, near a pool, in a meadow, or along a slope.  The plant is closely related to Miscanthus sinensis but is horticulturally distinct.

 

Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Arnin's Weeping'
Tags:
#evergreen#showy flowers#drought tolerant#container plant#cut flowers#slopes#ornamental grass#accent plant#mass planting#meadow#erosion control#flower arrangements#dried flowers#long-lasting flowers#deer resistant#borders#pool#clumping
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Arnin's Weeping'
Tags:
#evergreen#showy flowers#drought tolerant#container plant#cut flowers#slopes#ornamental grass#accent plant#mass planting#meadow#erosion control#flower arrangements#dried flowers#long-lasting flowers#deer resistant#borders#pool#clumping
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Miscanthus
    Species:
    transmorrisonensis
    Family:
    Poaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Taiwan/Asia
    Wildlife Value:
    deer resistant
    Dimensions:
    Height: 2 ft. 0 in. - 3 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 6 ft. 0 in. - 8 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ornamental Grass
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Arching
    Clumping
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Fine
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Shallow Rocky
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    6-feet-12 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Type:
    Caryopsis
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Cream/Tan
    Gold/Yellow
    Gray/Silver
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Raceme
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Good Cut
    Good Dried
    Long Bloom Season
    Long-lasting
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Description:
    Golden inflorescence in mid-summer held high above the foliage
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Shape:
    Linear
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    > 6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Description:
    These narrow leaves obtain heights around 3 feet and may continue being green throughout December.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Coastal
    Container
    Meadow
    Naturalized Area
    Pool/Hardscape
    Slope/Bank
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Cottage Garden
    Cutting Garden
    Rock Garden
    Water Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Border
    Mass Planting
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Drought
    Erosion