Herb latin name: Miscanthus floridulus

Family: Gramineae (Grass Family)

Edible parts of Miscanthus floridulus:

The unopened flower spikes are edible.

Description of the plant:


2.5 m
(8 1/4 foot)

July to

Habitat of the herb:

Moist soils in meadows, of lowland Japan.

Other uses of Miscanthus floridulus:

Plants can be grown as a screen. Although they die down in the winter they quickly attain their full height each season.

Propagation of the herb:

Seed - surface sow in spring in a greenhouse and keep moist. Germination should take place within a couple of weeks. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Division in spring or early autumn. Very easy, large divisions can be planted out direct into their permanent positions. We have found that it is better to pot up the smaller divisions and grow them on in light shade in a cold frame until they are well established before planting them out in late spring or early summer.

Cultivation of Miscanthus floridulus:

Moist soils in meadows, of lowland Japan.

Medicinal use of the herb:

None known

Known hazards of Miscanthus floridulus:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.