Telford, PennsylvaniaPerennials
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Miscanthus sinensis 'Dixieland'
Common name   Dwarf Eulalia
Hardiness Zone   6 - 9
Sun   Full sun - part shade
Soil   moist / rich
Flower color   Silvery white with reddish tinge
Bloom time   August - February
Height   3 - 4'
General Culture:
Easily grown in average, medium wet, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Tolerant of a wide range of soils from well-drained sandy soils to heavy clay. Prefers moist soils. Best in full sun. Less vigorous with decreased flowering and tendency to flop in too much shade. Tolerant of summer heat and humidity. Clumps slowly expand in circumference by short rhizomes, but retain tight clump shape. Foliage should be left standing throughout the winter for visual interest and to provide protection for the crowns. Cut foliage back to the ground in early spring just before the new leaf blades appear.
Noteworthy Characteristics:
'Dixieland' is a densely-tufted, dwarf eulalia grass cultivar which typically forms a foliage clump rising 3-4' tall of wide, linear, arching, variegated green leaves with white stripes. This cultivar is basically a dwarf form of the popular Miscanthus sinensis 'Variegatus', but has a more erect habit and less inclination to flop in late season. Tiny reddish-tinged flowers appear in late summer, maturing to silvery white plumes. After seed sets, the continuing flower effect of the plumes lasts well through the winter. Foliage gradually turns tan after frost.
No frequently occurring insect or disease problems. In some areas of the U.S., Miscanthus mealybug and Miscanthus blight are becoming significant problems. Miscanthus mealybug causes stunted growth and is difficult to eradicate because it lives inside the stems. Miscanthus blight is a fungal disease which attacks the blades and sheaths.
Versatile ornamental grass. Accent, specimen, grouping or mass. Borders, meadows, wild gardens, cottage gardens, naturalized areas or pond/water garden peripheries.