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Miscanthus nepalensis (Himalayan fairy grass)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
3ft 3in
Max height
3ft 3in
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Miscanthus nepalensis

Other names

Himalayan fairy grass

Genus

Miscanthus Miscanthus

Species

M. nepalensis - M. nepalensis is a tall, ornamental grass with green, arching foliage. In summer, bears creamy-yellow, pendant flowerheads, that form into seed-heads in autumn and persist into winter


Miscanthus nepalensis is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming

Flower

Cream, Pale-yellow in Summer; Yellow in Autumn; Yellow-brown in Winter

Foliage

Green in Spring; Green in Summer; Green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

Cut back old foliage in spring, taking care not to damage new shoots.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


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Where to grow

Miscanthus nepalensis (Himalayan fairy grass) will reach a height of 3ft 3in and a spread of 3ft 3in after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Plant in free-draining soil in a sunny position. Protect in winter in cold areas.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

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Botanical name

Miscanthus nepalensis

Other names

Himalayan fairy grass

Genus

Miscanthus Miscanthus

Species

M. nepalensis - M. nepalensis is a tall, ornamental grass with green, arching foliage. In summer, bears creamy-yellow, pendant flowerheads, that form into seed-heads in autumn and persist into winter

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming


Colour

Flower

Cream, Pale-yellow in Summer; Yellow in Autumn; Yellow-brown in Winter

Foliage

Green in Spring; Green in Summer; Green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

Cut back old foliage in spring, taking care not to damage new shoots.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Miscanthus nepalensis (Himalayan fairy grass) will reach a height of 3ft 3in and a spread of 3ft 3in after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Plant in free-draining soil in a sunny position. Protect in winter in cold areas.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

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