• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigourous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Miscanthus sinensis 'Malepartus'

Eulalia 'Malepartus'

Eulalia 'Malepartus'

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  • Other common names Eulalia 'Malepartus'

  • Genus Miscanthus can be deciduous or evergreen grasses with tufted or spreading habit, erect stems bearing arching, linear leaves and terminal panicles of silky spikelets in late summer or autumn

  • Family Poaceae / Poaceae

  • Species 'Malepartus' is a vigorous, free-flowering deciduous grass to 2m tall, with arching leaves with white midribs, and proific, pink-tinged flower heads soon ageing to silver, opening in late summer

Characteristics

  • Foliage Deciduous

  • Habit Bushy

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Aspect South-facing or North-facing or West-facing or East-facing

  • Exposure Exposed or Sheltered

Soil

  • Chalk

    Sand

  • Chalk

    Clay

  • Chalk

    Chalk

  • Chalk

    Loam

  • MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained

  • SoilSand, Clay, Chalk, Loam

  • pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height

    1.5-2.5 metres

  • Ultimate spread

    1-1.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height

    2-5 years

How to grow

Cultivation Grow in any moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun. Protect from excessive winter wet

Propagation Propagate by seed sown in pots in a cold frame in spring or by division in spring. Can be slow to establish

Suggested planting locations and garden types Flower borders and beds Architectural City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden

How to care

Pruning Remove dead foliage and old flowered stems in spring

Pests Generally pest free

Diseases Generally disease free

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