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Miscanthus sinensis Gracillimus - Maiden Grass
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Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus'

Grass, Maiden

Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus', or Maiden Grass, has narrow leaves with white variegation and a vase-like form reaching 6 feet tall. In the fall, the grass turns a nice yellowish-bronze to straw-colored and stands throughout winter to provide architectural interest. Tiny reddish-copper, tassel-like fronds appear in fall and can be used as cut or dried flowers. The plumes gradually turn silvery-white as the seeds mature. Blooms later than most Miscanthus cultivars.
'Gracillimus' is an old and very popular cultivar.

Grass, Maiden Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Cut back this warm season grass in early spring for new green growth. Foliage should be left standing throughout the winter for visual interest and to provide protection for the crowns.

Height:

60-72 Inches

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Spread:

36-60 Inches

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Hardiness Zone:

5 - 9

Characteristics & Attributes for Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus'

Exposure
Sun
Partial Shade
Soil Moisture Preference
Average
Moist
Attracts Wildlife
Songbirds
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Winter
Summer
Fall
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Fall
Winter
Attributes
Dried Flower
Focal Point
Border or Bed
Great Foliage
Container
Mass Planting
Cut Flower
Specimen
Foliage Color
Green
Gold
Great Companion Plants for Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus'
Daylily Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Stella de Oro')
Black-eyed Susan Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida var. speciosa 'Viette's Little Suzy')
Yarrow Yarrow (Achillea taygetea 'Moonshine')
Coneflower Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus')
Blue-Eyed Grass Blue-Eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium angustifolium 'Lucerne')
Russian Sage Russian Sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Blue Steel')
Summersweet Summersweet (Clethra alnifolia 'Sixteen Candles')
Hydrangea Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla 'Inspire')
Spirea Spirea (Spirea japonica 'Goldmound')
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