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Miscanthus sinensis ‘Encore’
Miscanthus sinensis ‘Encore’
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Miscanthus sinensis ‘Encore’

Maiden Grass

USDA Zone: 5-9

Plant number: 8.270.720

There are many varieties of Miscanthus now available. This outstanding selection from Walters Gardens, Inc. was selected and hybridized for its flowering performance earlier in the season. Perfect for more northern climates where the growing season is shorter. Due to its early flowering, it can provide coppery-purple plumes in late summer to early fall and repeating into mid fall, remaining until first frost. Plumes turn creamy tan as they mature. The plant forms a tall, upright clump of dark green leaves with white midribs. Useful as a specimen, in the border, as a screen or for mass planting. Cut back to 4 inches in late winter or leave until early spring if you enjoy the interest they add to the winter garden. USPP#29070: unlicensed propagation prohibited.

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Miscanthus sinensis ‘Encore’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Late Summer
  Early Fall
  Mid Fall
  Late Fall
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Dried Flower
  Rabbit Resistant
   120-135 cm
   47-53 inches
   90-120 cm
   35-47 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate