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Malepartus Maiden Grass

Miscanthus sinensis 'Malepartus'

SKU
00557
Unlike most that bloom in fall, 'Malepartus' blooms in midsummer, allowing cool climate gardens to be graced with the full beauty of this ornamental grass. Plumes are held high above broad foliage with a superb erect habit; they open pink, turn coppery red in fall, then turn silvery white in winter. Bronze-red fall foliage adds striking contrast.
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Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.

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Botanical Pronunciationmis-KAN-thus sin-EN-sis
Average Size at MaturityFoliage reaches 5 ft. tall and wide; plumes reach 7 ft. tall.
Bloom TimeSummer, persisting through fall.
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeLong Bloom Season
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleContemporary, Rustic
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Privacy Screen
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureEasy Care, Fall Color, Waterwise, Benefits Birds
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Companion PlantsConeflower (Echinacea); Tickseed (Coreopsis); Aster (Aster); Barberry (Berberis); Elderberry (Sambucus)

Easily grown in average, evenly moist, well-drained, loamy soils. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, tolerates moderate dry spells. Cut foliage clumps back to 3 inches above the ground and apply fertilizer in late winter to early spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9

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