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Dwarf Maiden Grass Miscanthus sinensis 'Yaku Jima'

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Phonetic Spelling
miss-KANTH-us sih-NEN-sis YA-koo JEE-mah
Description

The cultivar name does not describe a specific clone, but actually describes several very similar forms of Miscanthus that have in common diminutive size and narrow leaves. Considered a dwarf form of M. 'Gracillimus' which makes it great for smaller gardens. Flower plumes persist well into winter providing good winter interest.

More information on Miscanthus sinensis.

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#arching#showy flowers#drought tolerant#perennial#resistant#ornamental grass#cpp#deer resistant
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#arching#showy flowers#drought tolerant#perennial#resistant#ornamental grass#cpp#deer resistant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Miscanthus
    Species:
    sinensis
    Family:
    Poaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Wildlife Value:
    Resistant to deer
    Dimensions:
    Height: 3 ft. 0 in. - 4 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 3 ft. 0 in. - 4 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ornamental Grasses and Sedges
    Habit/Form:
    Arching
    Clumping
    Erect
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Low
    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 pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    3 feet-6 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5b, 5a, 6a, 6b, 7b, 7a, 8b, 8a, 9b, 9a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Type:
    Caryopsis
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Pink
    Red/Burgundy
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Panicle
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Flower Description:
    Tiny buffy colored flowers with red tinges emerge in fluffy panicles above the foliage in August-September.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Red/Burgundy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Shape:
    Linear
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Width:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Description:
    Leaf-blades are green and arch gracefully downward.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Coastal
    Meadow
    Naturalized Area
    Pond
    Landscape Theme:
    Cottage Garden
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Water Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Border
    Mass Planting
    Small groups
    Specimen
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Drought