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Products > Miscanthus transmorrisonensis
Miscanthus transmorrisonensis - Evergreen Eulalia

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Grass
Family: Poaceae (Gramineae) (Grasses)
Origin: Taiwan (Asia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Red Brown
Bloomtime: Spring/Summer
Height: 3-4 feet
Width: 3-4 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: < 0 F
Miscanthus transmorrisonensis (Evergreen Eulalia) - Evergreen clumping grass with foliage to 3-4 feet tall. The plant is graced by arching 5-6 feet tall golden spikes that arch up and out from the foliage. Flowers occur late spring through winter. Drought resistant, but looks best with occasional watering. Full sun to part shade. Excellent for dramatic accent and erosion control. Give this plant some room to grow. Our thanks to John Greenlee for this grass, which he calls, "the best Miscanthus for the west." Rick Darke, in his "Color Encyclopedia of Ornamental Grasses" notes that the original plants, collected at 9,500 feet elevation on Mt Daxue in Taiwan, were brought into the United States in 1979 by Paul Meyer of the Morris Arboretum. Evergreen in southern California this plant is root hardy to USDA Zone 6 (-10 degrees F). The name Miscanthus was given to this genus of perennial grasses native to Japan and the Philippines by the 19th century Swedish botanist Nils Johan Andersson. It comes from the Greek words 'miskos' which means "stem" or "stalk" and 'anthos', meaning "flowers" in reference to the seed heads having stalked spikelets. We first received this grass in 1990 and have grown it ever since.  The information provided on this page is based on research we have conducted about this plant in our nursery's library, from what we have found about it on reliable online sources, as well as from observations in our nursery of crops of this plant as well as of plants growing in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens. We will also incorporate comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if it includes cultural information that would aid others in growing  Miscanthus transmorrisonensis.