Miscanthus Gracillimus

Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus'

Growzone: 5-9

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This Plants Growzone: 5-9
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

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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.

  • One of the more later blooming grasses.
  • Drought and salt tolerant.
  • A great focal point plant for any landscape bed.
  • Attracts birds.

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Planting Miscanthus gracillimus maiden grass in the landscape

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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