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Miscanthus nepalensis (Himalaya Fairy Grass)

Himalaya Fairy Grass


Native to the Himalaya, Miscanthus nepalensis is a very beautiful ornamental grass grown for its delicate silky, creamy flower plumes on display in late summer. Arching gracefully above the lush foliage of green leaves, they persist into the fall and remain architectural throughout winter. A very unusual grass which brings elegance and a long season of interest to the garden. A fabulous focal point in the garden!

  • Easily grows in a lovely, dense fountain-like clump, up to 4-5 ft. tall (120-150 cm) and 3-4 ft. wide (90-120 cm).
  • Prefers full sun in moderately fertile, moist, well-drained soils. Protect from excessive winter wet
  • Drought tolerant, it is deer and rabbit resistant, but attracts birds.
  • Very versatile, it can be used as a graceful accent plant in the garden, planted in borders, cottage gardens or prairie plantings.
  • Cut foliage to the ground in late winter before new shoots appear. Propagate by seed in a cold frame in spring or by division in spring.

 

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Requirements

Hardiness 8 – 9
Plant Type Ornamental Grasses
Plant Family Miscanthus - Maiden Grasses
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 4' – 5' (120cm – 150cm)
Spread 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spacing 48" – 60" (120cm – 150cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit, Dry Soil
Attracts Birds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 8 – 9
Plant Type Ornamental Grasses
Plant Family Miscanthus - Maiden Grasses
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 4' – 5' (120cm – 150cm)
Spread 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spacing 48" – 60" (120cm – 150cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit, Dry Soil
Attracts Birds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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