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Miscanthus sinensis - Andersson.
                 
Common Name Eulalia, Chinese silvergrass, Silver Feather, Eulalia Grass, Japanese Silver Grass, Ornamental Grass
Family Poaceae or Gramineae
USDA hardiness 4-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Moist meadows on slopes in lowland and mountains all over Japan[58, 200].
Range E. Asia - China, Japan, Korea.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential Yes
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun

Summary
Bloom Color: Pink, Red. Main Bloom Time: Early fall, Late summer, Late fall, Mid fall. Form: Upright or erect.

Miscanthus sinensis Eulalia, Chinese silvergrass, Silver Feather, Eulalia Grass, Japanese Silver Grass, Ornamental Grass


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Physical Characteristics
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Miscanthus sinensis is a PERENNIAL growing to 4 m (13ft) by 1 m (3ft 3in) at a fast rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 4 and is not frost tender. It is in flower from Aug to September. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Wind.Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil. The plant can tolerates strong winds but not maritime exposure.

Synonyms

Habitats
 Ground Cover; Cultivated Beds;
Edible Uses
Edible Parts: Stem.
Edible Uses:

Immature flowering spike[105, 177]. No further details are given.
Medicinal Uses


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Anticoagulant;  Diuretic;  Febrifuge.

The juice of young stems is used to disperse poisons, dissolve blood clots, dissipate extravasated blood and remove inflammation[218]. The plant is diuretic and refrigerant[147, 218].
Other Uses
Biomass.

Being increasingly grown as a source of biomass, trials are currently (1992) taking place on its potential in Britain[K]. Plants form impenetrably dense clumps and when planted close together in drifts make an excellent ground cover[200].
Cultivation details
Industrial Crop: Biomass;  Management: Hay;  Minor Global Crop.

Landscape Uses:Border, Container, Foundation, Ground cover, Rock garden, Seashore, Specimen. Prefers a deep fertile loamy soil that does not dry out in summer[200] but succeeds in any ordinary soil that is not too dry[1, 162], in sun or light shade[200]. Fully dormant plants are hardy to about -20°c[187], though the young growth in spring can be damaged by late frosts. Often grown as an ornamental plant, there are many named varieties[162]. Many forms do not get enough summer heat to flower freely when they are grown in Britain, 'Silberfeder' (syn 'Silver Feather') is the most free-flowering in cooler climates[187]. Plants can be grown as a focal point in lawns, they also succeed in quite coarse grass[233]. The leaves have saw-toothed edges that can cut the unwary gardener, it is best to wear gloves when working with the plant[200]. Plants seem to be immune to the predations of rabbits[233]. Special Features: Attracts birds, Attractive foliage, Not North American native, Suitable for cut flowers, Suitable for dried flowers, Attractive flowers or blooms.
Propagation
Seed - surface sow in spring in a greenhouse and keep moist. Germination should take place within a couple of weeks. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Division in spring or early autumn[200]. Very easy, large divisions can be planted out direct into their permanent positions. We have found that it is better to pot up the smaller divisions and grow them on in light shade in a cold frame until they are well established before planting them out in late spring or early summer.
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Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Miscanthus floridulusPacific Island silvergrass, Giant Eulalia Grass, Giant Chinese Silver Grass20
Miscanthus sacchariflorusAmur Silver Grass00
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