Miscanthus nepalensis

Miscanthus nepalensis

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Miscanthus nepalensis
  • Plant type: Perennial

Height: 1m

Spread: 1m

Flower colours:
  • Pink
  • White
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Attractive seed-heads, Dramatic foliage

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Native to the Himalayas and Myanmar, Miscanthus nepalensis forms bold clumps of elegant green foliage. In summer airy plumes of yellowish drooping flowerheads are held high above the foliage, which persist into autumn and develop into architectural seedheads.

It's ideal for growing in sunny borders and gravel gardens. For best results grow Miscanthus nepalensis in a sheltered spot. Protect from frost in winter, or grow in a container which you can move indoors in autumn. Cut clumps back to ground level in spring to make way for new growth.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Middle
  • Hardiness: Half hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Chalky/alkaline, Acidic

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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