Success With Seeds Miscanthus

Miscanthus Germination Information

Miscanthus is the botanical name for Eulalia Grass
Miscanthus Seed Germination How to Sow Miscanthus:
  • Best sown indoors at alternating temperatures of 55 and 72°
  • Sow with NO cover as light aids in germination
  • Expect germination in 15 days
  • May also be sown outdoors in early spring while the soil is still cool
  • If sowing seed outdoors, we recommend a maximum planting depth of 4X the width of the seed

How to Grow Miscanthus:
Transplanting: Transplant when there are at least two sets of true leaves

Spacing: Space seedlings 3 feet apart in full sun

Soil: Very tolerant of most soil conditions, but it does best in a moderately fertile, loamy, moist, well-drained soil

Additional Care: Protect plants from excessive winter moisture. Although it is a clump-forming grass, the roots are rhizomatous and will spread. The new growth may be divided in the spring, but the old growth is difficult to divide. Dead stems and leaves should be removed in late winter, before growth in the spring. To prevent reseeding, remove the flowers before they shatter

Appearance and Use:

This large-growing grass, from 6-7 feet tall by 3 feet wide, is useful for screening purposes, but there will be a period in late winter when it will be cut back and will be of no use as a screen. Plants can also be nestled in a border or stand alone for specimen use. The grassy, arching panicles of silver, maroon, or purple-brown flowers that appear in autumn can be cut and dried for arrangements. The long, erect or arching foliage is generally green or blue-green in color, but may be white-stripped or -margined

About Miscanthus:
Pronunciation:  mis-kan’thus si-nen’sis
Lifecycle:  Perennial
Origination: Poaceae; native to eastern Asia
Common Name: Eulalia Grass