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Miscanthus sinensis Gracillimus Maiden Grass

 

Miscanthus sinensis Gracillimus Maiden Grass

Gracillimus has thin bladed leaves and a elegant upright form with narrow , silver-veined foliage.  It has a pleasing symmetrical vase shape form, long stems produce fan-like , reddish colored plumes held high above the leaves appear in the fall. As the season moves on the flower plumes will turn silvery white , and the foliage becomes auburn-gold after the first frost.

This grass maintains its upright shape until the winter months, best to leave grass stand on winter has it does add interest and provides great shelter for birds and other wildlife. If necessary you can cut back for a neater look but not usually needed.

Maiden grass likes a full sun area, like many grasses , low maintenence , easy care culture.

Use as a specimen plant or in larger group grasses.

Miscanthus sinensis Gracillimus Maiden Grass is a warm season grass making it ideal for warmer climate areas.

Grows 6ft, 7ft with plume, plumes in Sept or Oct.

Hardy in zones 5-9

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  • diane admin

    Diane’s Notes: Another outstanding ornamental grass. It really grew this year 2010 with all the rain. Barely noticed it last year, but this year it excels in the garden.

  • Winter Interest Using Ornamental Grasses | Best Garden Blogs said:

    […] 8Zone 9Zone 10Zone 11Zone 12Winter Interest Using Ornamental GrassesJanuary 10, 2011 By dianemummMiscanthus sinensis Gracillimus Maiden GrassOh the winter months are here and I try and find comfort and beauty wherever I can , because not […]

  • Deana Boecker said:

    I found some grass called maiden grass gracillimus…the only thing is is that the base stems are starting to turn red. Is that what they do? Just making sure I have the right grass before I buy it.

  • diane admin

    you know I haven’t noticed that here but will check today.. makes me wonder now if it is another grass..


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