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Maiden Grass

Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus'

SKU
06156
An attractive clumping ornamental grass with fine-textured, silver-green blades that turn golden-bronze after first frost. A great specimen for adding texture to shrub borders and perennial beds, or for massing as a screen.
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Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.

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Botanical Pronunciationmis-KAN-thus sin-EN-sis gra-SIL-lim-us
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall, 3 to 5 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeLate Summer
Design IdeasThis is a gorgeous wide grass that produces very unique curled seed heads. Grow it where you'll enjoy the effects of graceful foliage when green or golden at summer's end. Perfect for back of the border or for contrast against patches of green groundcover and sheared lawn. Ideal for wild gardens and dry streambeds, where it blends nicely with the soft hues of warm-colored stone. Enjoy these great tufts as they ripple and sway with the breezes of autumn.
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Rustic
Growth HabitClumping
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureEasy Care, Fall Color, Waterwise, Benefits Birds
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsWater when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Companion PlantsNinebark (Physocarpus); Juniper (Juniperus); Potentilla (Potentilla); Aster (Aster); Cranesbill (Geranium); Catmint (Nepeta)

Easily grown in average, well-drained soils with consistent moisture. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency when established. Hard prune and apply fertilizer in late winter to early spring just before new shoots appear.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9

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