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Miscanthus sinensis - 'Yakushima Dwarf' (Elephant Grass, Miscanthus)

Miscanthus sinensis - 'Yakushima Dwarf' (Elephant Grass, Miscanthus)
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Type Grass, Deciduous, Ground cover, Flowering
Form Spiky Foliage / Spiky Upright Form, Architectural Form
Size Medium Border Plant (50-180cm height)
Colours White Flowers (Summer late), Medium green Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required - Tough Plant
Hardiness Very hardy, Seaside Friendly
Growth Fast Growing Plant
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Miscanthus sinensis - Cultivation Notes

This low growing ornamental grass prefers a well drained soil fertile soil. They are drought tolerant and love full sun, so good for dry spots. Mulch in autumn, cut back hard in late winter, divide clumps every few years.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Miscanthus sinensis:

  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Provides valuable winter interest
  • Suitable for container growing
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
  • Suitable for exposed coastal planting
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils
  • Tolerates cold exposed locations

Weaknesses of Miscanthus sinensis

  • Invasive top growth

Design & Plant Use for Miscanthus sinensis:

  • Ornamental grass for summer long foliage interest
  • Architectural plant with dramatic foliage suitable for hot dry spot
  • Ornamental grass ideal for drift planting in a sunny spot
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plants for winter interest
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Common Missspellings: Misscanthus, Micanthas, Miscanfus, Miscanthes

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