Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus' - Maiden Grass


'Gracillimus', known as maiden grass, is noted for its narrow green leaves with a silver midrib which form a substantial, rounded, arching clump of foliage typically growing 4-6' tall (to 8' when in flower). Tiny reddish-copper flowers appear in tassel-like inflorescences above the foliage in late September, gradually turning into silvery white plumes as the seeds mature. This versatile ornamental grass can be used as an accent, specimen or used in a small grouping. Dried flowers are long lasting.

Type: Ornamental grass
Family: Poaceae
Zone: 5 to 9
Height: 4.00 to 7.00 feet
Spread: 3.00 to 6.00 feet
Bloom Time: August to February
Bloom Description: Copper maturing to silver
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Water: Medium
Maintenance: Low
Flower: Showy, Good Cut, Good Dried
Leaf: Colorful, Good Fall
Attracts: Birds
Other: Winter Interest

Tolerate: Drought, Erosion, Dry Soil, Black Walnut, Air Pollution