Ito susuki

Miscanthus sinensis ‘Gracillimus’

  • Ito susuki
  • Ito susuki
  • Flower name
    Ito susuki
  • Scientific name
    Miscanthus sinensis ‘Gracillimus’
  • Alias糸薄, itosusuki
  • Place of originJapan, the Korean Peninsula, Taiwan, and China
  • Place of floweringFields and footpaths, Garden, Botanical Gardens, Horticultural species, Potted flower, Ornamental plants
  • Flowering seasonSeptember, October, November

What is Ito susuki

Ito susuki or Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus' (scientific name: Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus') is a cold hardiness perennial grass of the genus Miscanthus (Poaceae) native to Japan, the Korean Peninsula, Taiwan, and China. It is a thin awn with a leaf width of only 0.5 cm and a height of 30-120 cm, which is one-half to two-thirds the height of awn. The leaves, which are produced in large numbers from the root and stem, are green, linear, slender, and painful to the touch because of the bristly hairs on the leaf margins. The branches are well branched, and from September to November, small, lanceolate, silvery-white spikes grow densely from the branches. The tips of the small ears are 0.3 cm long, and a 0.8 to 1.2 cm long glume protrudes from the tip of the ear. After the flower, a yingkoi fruit is produced. When the plant goes dormant in winter and the above-ground parts wither, trim a few centimeters from the ground, and new shoots will grow the following spring in a beautifully arranged state.

Origin of the flower name
The genus name "Miscanthus" is a compound of the Latin words "mischos" and "anthos" (flower), the species name "sinensis" means "Chinese" and the variety name "gracillimus" means "very delicate, very long and slender.

Common name: Ito susuki, scientific name: Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus', taxonomy: Poaceae, Poaceae, Plantae: Poaceae, origin: Japan, Korean Peninsula, Taiwan, China, environment: barren ridges, Height: 30-120 cm, Leaf shape: linear, leaf width: 0.5 cm, leaf color: green, leaf margin: bristly, flower color: white or silvery white, anther color: light purple, inflorescence height: 15 cm, lobule shape: lanceolate, lobule length: 0.3 cm, glume length: 0.8-1.2 cm, flowering season: September to November, natural enemy: grasshopper, uses: garden, bonsai, potted plant, mixed plant.

  • Order
  • Family
  • Genus
  • Species
    M. sinensis
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Corymbose inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Small ears
  • Leaf type
  • Edge of the leaf
  • Life typeCold hardiness perennial grass
  • Flower colorsSilver White
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit color
  • Height30.0 ~ 120.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower ~ cm

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