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Miscanthus sinensis 'Abundance'

eulalia 'Abundance'

A clump-forming, deciduous perennial grass to 1.5m in height. Leaves are narrow and mid-green in colour. In late summer to early autumn, pale brown spikes of flowers are borne. This is a specific seedling (amed by Neil Lucas at Knoll Gardens) that used to be part of a larger group known as 'M. 'Yakushima Dwarf'

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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 Brown Green
Autumn Brown Brown
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Sheltered or Exposed
Drought resistance
Yes
Hardiness
H6
Botanical details
Family
Poaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Clump forming, Bushy, Columnar upright
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. Protect from excessive winter wet

Propagation

Propagate by seed sown in pots in a cold frame in spring or by division in spring. Can be slow to establish

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Architectural
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Wildlife gardens
  • Patio and container plants
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Coastal
  • Low Maintenance
  • Flower borders and beds
Pruning

Cut all growth down in late January/early February

Pests

Generally pest-free

Diseases

Generally disease-free

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