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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.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Miscanthus transmorrisonensis.
 
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