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When do miscanthus start shooting?

jaffacakesjaffacakes Posts: 434
edited April 2018 in Plants
Hi all, just wondering when you should start to see some growth on Miscanthus grass? I'm new to them this year and bought a few miscanthus strictus but don't see any new shoots yet. I know it's being fairly cold spring but it's starting to warm up so thought i would see something by now even though it's a warm season grass. The calamagrostis karl foerster is growing away nicely. thank you


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  • jaffacakesjaffacakes Posts: 434
    thanks Ian. Maybe i am being impatient. Temperature set to rise next week above average so hopefully should see some new shoots. I guess it will take several years before i see any substantial height growth from miscanthus anyway.
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Posts: 11,641
    I put in three miscanthus "Flamingo" 2 years ago in a school garden I look after and last year they made about 3ft or so and stood well throughout the winter. I'm late in cutting them down but hope to do it tomorrow -weather permitting.
    North East Somerset - Clay soil over limestone
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