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Miscanthus sinensis 'Red Chief'

eulalia 'Red Chief'

'Red Chief' is a clump-forming, deciduous grass, to 1.5m tall, with narrow, arching leaves which turn yellow in autumn, fading to pale brown in winter. Feathery flower panicles open deep red 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
0.5–1 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Red Green
Autumn Grey Silver Red Yellow
Winter Grey Silver Brown
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

South–facing or North–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
Bushy
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

Unresolved

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in any moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun. Protect from excessive winter wet

Propagation

Propagate by division in spring. Can be slow to establish

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Coastal
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Architectural
  • Prairie planting
  • Flower borders and beds
Pruning

Remove dead foliage and old flowered stems in early spring

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

Generally disease free

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