Miscanthus Giganteus clon Illinois

Non-Invasive & Certified in the EU
Unlock the unparalleled beauty and eco-friendly allure of perennial Miscanthus Giganteus crop, your premier choice for hedge establishment and innovative landscape design. Renowned for its towering plumes and versatile applications, Miscanthus Giganteus stands as a beacon of sustainability and aesthetic excellence.

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Growing conditions:

Prefers moisture but needs well-drained soil.
Tolerates Acidic, Alkaline, and Neutral pH levels.
Miscanthus can reach up to three and half meters in height, acting as an efficient barrier against wind and noise. It boasts durable stems and slender long leaves. Once it's established, it demands minimal maintenance. Impressively, it has the capacity to store carbon dioxide, even up to six times more than a forest. Additionally, it helps in purifying water resources and reducing nitrogen in the soil.

Environmental Impact:


Aspect: Can face South, North, West, or East.
Exposure: Can be either in exposed or sheltered locations.
Full sun
Height: Ranges between 2.5 to 3.5 meters.
Spread: Spreads out between 0.5 to 1 meters.
When using it as a decorative element in gardens, it's advisable to trim it down late in winter, just before the onset of new foliage.

Garden Care:

Use Miscanthus mulch (trimmed and shreded biomass) to enrich the soil with nutrients. It helps retain soil moisture, reduce weed growth, and regulate soil temperature. In areas prone to erosion, Miscanthus mulch can stabilize the soil. Additionally, its unique texture enhances garden aesthetics, and it might deter certain pests.
Clusters of curving green foliage, transition to warm shades of orange during fall. During the late summer to fall period, delicate blossoms emerge in pink colour. This variety grows up to a height of 3.6 meters (12 feet).

Hedge row establishment:

We suggest the following planting pattern to establish a hedge row/screen. The individual rhizomes should be planted in a double line. Each line would be 30cm apart with the rhizomes planted down these lines also 50cm apart staggered. 500 rhizomes are used per 100 meters hedge. Planting a third line of rhizomes on the hedge row will provide thicker screen coverage at a faster pace. This uses 800 rhizomes per 100m2.

Planting & Care


By adhering to these guidelines, you create an environment that promotes healthy growth, efficient resource utilization, and a visually appealing Miscanthus landscape.
Ideal planting conditions involve moist, warm soil at an average ground temperature of 12C degrees, with conscientious avoidance of over-watering and meticulous attention to combating weeds during the first year.

It is recommended to maintain a distance no higher than 50cm and no lower than 30cm between individual plants. This spacing ensures adequate room for each plant to thrive, allowing for optimal light exposure, air circulation, and nutrient absorption.
Plant rhizomes horizontally, 10-15cm deep, ensuring no part protrudes above the soil. If the rhizome displays new growth, such as a pink shoot or grass blade, it may be planted slightly above ground in shallower soil with an inch of soil atop. Although a well-tilled bed accelerates root establishment, it isn’t mandatory.

In the first year, a rhizome typically produces 5-15+ stalks, reaching 50-120cm. The second year sees an increase to an average of 20-45 stalks, extending to 120-200cm. By the third year, expect clusters to span 50-100cm in diameter, containing approximately 75-150 stalks that reach full height (350cm+). During the fourth year, rhizomes planted 33cm apart should mesh into each other, with the speed of spread varying according to soil type.
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