Miscanthus junceus

Miscanthus junceus

Common Names

Broom Grass (english)
Besemgras (afrikaans)


Genus Miscanthus
Species junceus
SA Plant Number
Basionym Miscanthus junceus


Miscanthus junceus is a very hardy, evergreen, fast growing, tall, water related grass.

This tall elegant grass forms large tufts.

It bears long elegant flower heads of tiny brown flowers from February to June.

It can be used to stabilise stream banks, plant on the edge or even in a pond, use as a feature plant in the garden or a container but it does require regular watering to keep it looking its best. It can also be used to help purify water.

As with all grass cut back at the end of winter to keep it looking its best. Plant in well-drained in full sun.

Size 1 to 1.5m




Use Broom Grass to stabilise stream banks. Can be used as a stunning container plant if watered regularly.

Grey Water cleaning:

Can be used to purify water by running it through beds of this grass. The roots assist in filtering out pollutants and dirt.


Gauteng, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu Natal


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