We just moved to MN from the Chicago area. I used to grow Giant Miscanthus...

Asked May 19, 2014, 10:52 AM EDT

We just moved to MN from the Chicago area. I used to grow Giant Miscanthus there and I see you have a fantastic garden with these. I was hoping to grow them here but I haven't been able to locate a nursery where I can buy them. Do you know of any that are carrying them?

Ramsey County Minnesota miscanthus

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While we can't make recommendations to retail operations you can do some on-line research with the Arboretum's search engine. They do have lists of places where plants can be obtained.
http://plantinfo.umn.edu/

You did not say which variety of Miscanthus you are interested in, but most of our larger retail landscape garden suppliers will carry at least a few of them. If you haven't yet, you should take a field trip out to the University's Landscape Arboretum. We have a large demonstration garden devoted to many kinds of grasses that will do well in Minnesota. Pack a lunch and plan on spending a lovely day there. It's one of my favorite places!
http://www.arboretum.umn.edu/

I hope this is helpful Please contact AaE again if you have further questions.