Miscanthus sinensis 'Variegatus' - Striped Eulalia Grass - Photo courtesy of Sean James Consulting & Design
Miscanthus sinensis 'Variegatus' - Striped Eulalia Grass - Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.
Miscanthus sinensis 'Variegatus' - Striped Eulalia Grass - Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

Striped Eulalia Grass

Miscanthus sinensis 'Variegatus'

Also called Variegated Japanese Silver Grass

  • Leaves arch gracefully on upright stems, forming a loose clump
  • Foliage is variegated with bright white and green stripes
  • Bloom Time: September to November
  • Flower Type: Feathery panicles
  • Flower Colour: Red turning to silvery-white
  • Flower Height: 225 cm
  • Foliage Height: 150-200 cm
  • Grass Type: Warm Season

ZONE:
5

COLOUR:
Red

HEIGHT:
150-225 cm

SPREAD:
100-150 cm

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Growing and Maintenance Tips:


Plants should be divided, in the spring, every few years, to maintain freshness. Foliage can be left standing all winter, however, it should be pruned early to mid-spring to make way for new growth.

Additional Notes about Striped Eulalia Grass:


Warning: Although individual Miscanthus cultivars are reputedly sterile, two cultivars can sometimes cross-pollinate, and produce viable seed, becoming invasive in several states, and in Southern Ontario. (pers obs.)

Recommendation: plant only one cultivar, and if there are other Miscanthus in the neighbourhood, consider a native or nativar substitute.

Warm Season Grasses: These grasses are much slower starting in the spring. They do not push new growth until temperatures warm in early to midsummer. They flower later in the summer or fall with most blooms remaining into the winter. Most warm season grasses tolerate heat, humidity and drought; some even thrive in these conditions.