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Aug 26, 2020 12:55 PM CST
Name: Lee-Roy
Bilzen, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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I request an ID for the following grass:

Edit: it's between 3 and 4 ft tall


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I tip my hat to you.
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Aug 26, 2020 1:18 PM CST
Name: Zoë
Albuquerque NM, Elev 5310 ft (Zone 7b)
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Possibly Miscanthus sinensis? There are several varieties.
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Aug 26, 2020 1:35 PM CST
Name: Dillard Haley
Augusta Georgia (Zone 8a)
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Possible: Pampas Grass (Cortaderia selloana)
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Aug 26, 2020 5:54 PM CST
Name: John K.
Malaysia
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some sort of dogtail grass?
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Aug 27, 2020 12:50 PM CST
Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
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My first thought was also pampas grass
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Aug 27, 2020 6:40 PM CST
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
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My first thought was Pampas Grass too (which is invasive in Ca.), but pampas grass gets much larger, with razor sharp leaves. There are other grasses with those plumes that stay shorter.
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Aug 27, 2020 7:25 PM CST
Name: Dillard Haley
Augusta Georgia (Zone 8a)
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Yes there are quite a few clump grasses used as ornamentals. Calamagrostis acutiflora (Feather Reed grass) is a candidate but is more vertical than your photos. Pennisetum (Fountain Grass) maybe?
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Aug 28, 2020 4:49 AM CST
Name: Lee-Roy
Bilzen, Belgium (Zone 8a)
Region: Belgium Composter Region: Europe Ferns Hostas Irises
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It's definately not pampas grass lol.

I personally was thinking in the Miscanthus genus, but can't find someting that looks like it online...
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Aug 28, 2020 9:54 AM CST
Name: Zoë
Albuquerque NM, Elev 5310 ft (Zone 7b)
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Lee-Roy, can you give us close-ups of the seed heads? Their overall shapes look like the miscanthus in my yard. Sorry, these pix are from several years ago, not very good.

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For me, gardening is really just an excuse for playing in the dirt. Admittedly, plants are a satisfying by-product.
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Aug 28, 2020 11:18 AM CST
Name: Lee-Roy
Bilzen, Belgium (Zone 8a)
Region: Belgium Composter Region: Europe Ferns Hostas Irises
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nmoasis said:Lee-Roy, can you give us close-ups of the seed heads? Their overall shapes look like the miscanthus in my yard. Sorry, these pix are from several years ago, not very good.

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I'll try to make some tomorrow; these aren't exactly growing next door Big Grin
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