Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus'Item #6156 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 9
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.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Moderate growing; reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall, 3 to 5 ft. wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:mis-KAN-thus sin-EN-sis gra-SIL-lim-usPlant type:Ornamental GrassDeciduous/evergreen:HerbaceousSunset climate zones:2 - 24, 29 - 41Growth habit:NarrowGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall, 3 to 5 ft. wide.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:Late SummerFlower color:WhiteDesign 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.Companion PlantsNinebark (Physocarpus); Juniper (Juniperus); Potentilla (Potentilla); Aster (Aster); Cranesbill (Geranium); Catmint (Nepeta)
- CareCare InformationEasily 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.Pruning time: early spring.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.