Miscanthus Sinensis Adagio or Eulalia Adagio is an attractive, easy to grow ornamental grass which provides year-round garden interest. It has received the RHS Award of Garden Merit in recognition of its desirability for British gardens.
Native to Japan, Korea and China, Miscanthus Sinensis Adagio is a deciduous grass with long, very narrow silvery-green leaves which arch out into an attractive mound. The leaves turn yellow and orange in autumn and remain throughout the winter for garden interest. Feathery tassels of flowers appear above the foliage in late summer and into the autumn, starting pink and fading to cream, and also remain through the winter season.
Hardy throughout the UK and northern Europe, Eulalia Adagio will grow to a mature height of 1 - 1.5 metres and spread of .5 -1 metres in 2 to 5 years. Cut the old leaves and foliage down to the ground in late winter or early spring before the new growth emerges. If planting in a row or grouping, space the plants 100 - 150 cm apart.
Plant Miscanthus Sinensis Adagio in full sun in any well-drained soil or moist but well-drained soil. It will not appreciate wet feet in winter. Tolerant of salt, Eulalia Adagio is an excellent choice for a coastal garden, and will do equally well in cities, as it has an extreme tolerance for pollution. Resistant to both rabbits and deer, it will be perfect for the country gardener as well! As it is generally pest and disease-free, it’s a low-maintenance landscape plant with much to recommend it.
The small size and year-round interest of Miscanthus Sinensis Adagio makes it a naturally suitable for pot planting on a roof terrace, in a courtyard or on a patio. Whether you are looking for a modern, architectural look, or a specimen to combine with flowering plants, Eulalia Adagio will give you what you are looking for. Tucked in a mixed border, it will provide a graceful backdrop for annual or perennial flowers, as well as winter interest. Lining a walkway or roadside, it will make an excellent informal, low hedge. In a country setting, it’s a great addition to a wild garden or naturalized along a stream or pond.
Miscanthus Sinensis Adagio is a hardy, low-maintenance landscaping plant which can fit into gardens large or small with its graceful, year-round form!