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Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus' /Maiden Grass

Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus'  / Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus'
Panicles of autumn flowers
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Panicles of autumn flowers

Clumps of grass in summer

Fine textured grass foliage a strong contrast to the banana and palm foliage

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Scientific Name: Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus'
Common Name: Maiden Grass
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Fall, Winter
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Deer Resistant-Tolerant Plants
Plants for Xeriscapes
Comments: Coppery-reddish flowers appear in late summer or early fall, followed by silvery white plumes as the seeds mature. This species holds up well under high temperatures and humidity. When hard freezes are over in late winter, cut the foliage to ground level.