Large tuft of Miscanthus gracillimus ornamental grass with blade-like foliage Maiden Grass Miscanthus gracillimus textured ornamental grass with curled seed heads Ornamental textured foliage of Maiden Grass planted in a landscape Miscanthus gracillimus Maiden Grass planted beside Black Eyed Susan Rudbeckia
Large tuft of Miscanthus gracillimus ornamental grass with blade-like foliage Maiden Grass Miscanthus gracillimus textured ornamental grass with curled seed heads Ornamental textured foliage of Maiden Grass planted in a landscape Miscanthus gracillimus Maiden Grass planted beside Black Eyed Susan Rudbeckia

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Miscanthus gracillimus Maiden Grass

Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus'

Growzone: 5-9

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Dormancy Notice: This plant, like many others, enters dormancy or semi-dormancy in the late fall through early spring. *THIS PLANT IS NOT DEAD. It is completely healthy but upon receiving the plant, you may notice it exhibits fewer leaves, discoloration, or complete leaf drop. This is normal and essential to the plant's health. In fact, planting during dormancy promotes root growth, giving your plant a better start for spring, when new foliage will begin to grow.

Miscanthus gracillimus Maiden Grass for Sale Online

Miscanthus gracillimus is an attractive clump-forming ornamental grass with fine-textured, silver-green blades. In the fall they turn golden-bronze. An excellent specimen for adding texture to shrub borders and perennial beds.  In larger gardens, we recommend massing Miscanthus gracillimus as a privacy screen.

Maiden Grass is one of the more later blooming grasses known for its drought and salt-tolerant capabilities. Maiden Grass is also a great focal point for any landscape bed. Birds will enjoy visiting this plant which makes it perfect for nature lovers!


Growing Zone: 5-9
Mature Height: 6-7 Feet
Mature Width: 5 Feet
Sunlight: Full Sun to Part Sun
Water Requirements: Dry to Moist
Selling Points: Deer Resistant, Urban Gardening, Coastal Exposure
This Plants Growzone: 5-9 Miscanthus gracillimus Maiden Grass Hardiness Zone

Additional Information

Miscanthus gracillimus is easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Tolerant of a wide range of soils from well-drained sandy soils to the heavy clays present in much of the St. Louis area. Prefers moist soils. Best in full sun. Less vigorous with decreased flowering and tendency to flop in too much shade. Tolerant of summer heat and humidity. 

Clumps slowly expand in circumference by short rhizomes, but retain tight clump shape. Foliage should be left standing throughout the winter for visual interest and to provide protection for the crowns. Substantial clumps tend to flop (or totally collapse when subjected to heavy winter snows), and will often benefit from some support. Cut foliage to the ground in late winter just before new shoots appear. Miscanthus gracillimus grass is noted for its narrow green leaves with a silver midrib which form a substantial, rounded, arching clump of foliage typically growing 4-6' tall (to 8' when in flower). Foliage turns yellowish after frost, but quickly fades to straw-beige by winter. 

Tiny reddish-copper flowers appear in tassel-like inflorescences above the foliage in late September, gradually turning into silvery white plumes as the seeds mature. Blooms later than most Miscanthus cultivars. Flower plumes persist well into winter providing good winter interest. Miscanthus Gracillimus' is an old and very popular cultivar.


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