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Miscanthus sinensis 'Gnome'

eulalia 'Gnome'

Compact, clump-forming, deciduous grass, 1.2-1.5m tall, with narrow, arching blue-green leaves which turn yellow in autumn, fading to pale brown in winter. Feathery flower panicles open pinkish-bronze in late summer and early autumn, fading to silver and remaining on the plant over winter

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Size
Ultimate height
1–1.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
1–1.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Pink Bronze Green
Autumn Pink Bronze Green Brown
Winter Grey Silver Bronze Brown
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H6
Botanical details
Family
Poaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Clump forming
Genus

Miscanthus can be deciduous or evergreen grasses with tufted or spreading habit, erect stems bearing arching, linear leaves and terminal panicles of silky spikelets in late summer or autumn

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in any moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun, best in an open position. Protect from excessive winter wet. See ornamental grasses cultivation

Propagation

Propagate by division in spring - can be slow to establish

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Architectural
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Coastal
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Gravel garden
  • Patio and container plants
  • Prairie planting
  • Wildlife gardens
  • Cut flowers
  • Flower borders and beds
Pruning

Cut down dead foliage and old flowered stems as they deteriorate, or by early spring

Pests

Generally pest-free

Diseases

Generally disease-free

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