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Maiden Grass Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus'

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Other plants called Maiden Grass:

Phonetic Spelling
miss-KANTH-us sih-NEN-sis grah-SIL-ih-mus
Description

This grass has slender medium green, narrow, weeping leaves with a white midrib. Fall color is copper- orange to almond. Tends to flop with shade, excess moisture, or high fertility. One of the last grasses to flower.

 

Cultivars / Varieties:
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#arching#sun#showy flowers#fall color#drought tolerant#fall flowers#resistant#ornamental grass#cpp#deer resistant
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#arching#sun#showy flowers#fall color#drought tolerant#fall flowers#resistant#ornamental grass#cpp#deer resistant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Miscanthus
    Species:
    sinensis
    Family:
    Poaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Seed
    Wildlife Value:
    Deer resistant
    Dimensions:
    Height: 4 ft. 0 in. - 7 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 3 ft. 0 in. - 6 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ornamental Grass
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Arching
    Erect
    Rounded
    Weeping
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Fine
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    3 feet-6 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Type:
    Caryopsis
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Gray/Silver
    Red/Burgundy
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Panicle
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Good Cut
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Flower Description:
    Large graceful fluffy panicles; burgundy to copper in fall; buff color in fall
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    White
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Orange
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Shape:
    Linear
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    > 6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Description:
    Medium green, narrow leaves with white midrib; slender weeping leaves; copper orange to almond fall color
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Coastal
    Meadow
    Naturalized Area
    Landscape Theme:
    Cottage Garden
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Mass Planting
    Screen/Privacy
    Specimen
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Drought