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Miscanthus sinensis 'Dixieland'

Also called Dwarf Variegated Maiden Grass


Miscanthus sinensis 'Dixieland' - Dixieland Maiden Grass - Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

More About Miscanthus sinensis 'Dixieland'

  • M. 'Dixieland' is a dwarf form of M. 'variegatus'
  • Graceful arching leaves are 2 cm wide, and variegated with green and white vertical stripes
  • Foliage turns a golden-tan in the fall, remaining through the winter
  • Bloom Time: September to October
  • Flower Type: Feathery panicles
  • Flower Colour: Pink turning to silver-white
  • Flower Height: 150 cm
  • Foliage Height: 100-125 cm
  • Grass Type: Warm Season

Interesting Notes:

Warm Season Grasses: These grasses are much slower starting in the spring. They do not push new growth until temperatures warm in early to midsummer. They flower later in the summer or fall with most blooms remaining into the winter. Most warm season grasses tolerate heat, humidity and drought; some even thrive in these conditions.

 

Zone:

5

Height:

100-150 cm

Spread:

75-90 cm

Colour:

Pink,Silver
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Dixieland Maiden Grass Growing and Maintenance Tips

Plants should be divided, in spring, every few years, to maintain freshness. Foliage can be left standing all winter, however, it should be pruned early to mid-spring to make way for new growth.


Miscanthus sinensis 'Dixieland' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Fast
Fast
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Dried Flower/Foliage
Dried Flower/Foliage
Heat Tolerant
Heat Tolerant
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average
Average to Dry Soils

Attributes

Fall Color

Flowering Time

Lt. Sum-Fall
Fall

Habit

Clumping
Weeping
Upright

Foliage Color

White
Green
Variegated

Landscape uses

Specimen
Screening (privacy)

 Suitable Substitutions for Miscanthus sinensis 'Dixieland'

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