- Common Name(s):
- Chinese silver grass, Maiden grass
- Ornamental Grass
Miscanthus sinensis is the most common ornamental grass, having numerous cultivars, and has virtually no disease or pest problems. Allow the frost-killed portions of Maiden grass to remain throughout the dormant season, as the buff-colored foliage, stalks, and fruiting heads have great winter interest. This grass is highly salt tolerant.
- Full sun to partial sun
- 4-8 ft.
- upright broad columnar to upright arching
- Moist to mostly dry, well-drained
- opening reddish and fading to silver-white upon drying
NCCES plant id: 3330