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Starting Miscanthus grass from seed

Posted by candicenovitzke 4 (My Page) on
Mon, May 16, 11 at 18:54

Wanting to know if it's possible for us to sow some Miscanthus grass from seed directly into some bare soil right now. We're in Zone 4, Wisconsin.

And if so, any suggestions on where to get a variety that's attractive but not ridiculously invasive? LOL

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RE: Starting Miscanthus grass from seed

  • Posted by donn_ 7b GSB LI N (My Page) on
    Mon, May 16, 11 at 19:58

No Miscanthus will be invasive in your zone. You'll be lucky to get it to bloom, much less to self-sow.

I'd try Miscanthus sinensis 'New Hybrids,' 'Early Hybrids' or 'Late Hybrids.' They are reliable germinators, and generally available seeds.

There are probably no popular named Miscanthus which will grow true from seed in your zone.

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