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Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus'

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More About Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus'

  • Forms a tight vase-shaped clump of slender arching leaves
  • Green leaf blades are sharp-edged with a silver midrib
  • Foliage turns a golden-tan in the fall, remaining through the winter
  • Bloom Time: October to November
  • Flower Type: Small, feathery panicles
  • Flower Colour: Copper-red turning to a silvery-white
  • Flower Height: 225 cm
  • Foliage Height: 150-180 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:

150-225 cm

Spread:

100-125 cm

Colour:

Red,Silver
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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 'Gracillimus' Characteristics

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

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Attributes

Fall Color

Flowering Time

Fall

Habit

Vase-shape
Clumping
Upright

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Screening (privacy)
Specimen

 Suitable Substitutions for Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus'

Miscanthus sinensis 'Sarabande'

Miscanthus sinensis 'Sarabande'

Sarabande Maiden Grass

Miscanthus sinensis 'Flamingo'

Miscanthus sinensis 'Flamingo'

Flamingo Maiden Grass