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Maiden Grass Malepartus

Maiden Grass Malepartus, Miscanthus sinensis, Maiden Grass


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Malepartus creates an elegant clump with elaborate dark red torch-shaped blooms in summer. (Miscanthus sinensis)

Zones 4 - 9
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Birds
Attract Birds
Winter Interest
Winter Interest
Dried Flowers
Dried Flowers
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size 48-72" tall (4-6 feet), 36-48" wide
Bloom Time Foliage plant all season
Size Plant - 3.5" pot

Plant Information

This cultivar has perhaps the most elaborate plumes of bloom of all the Miscanthus hybrids. Tall, multl-branched torches in deep red open during summer and decorate the landscape for weeks.

About Miscanthus hybrids: Our friend, Jack Scheper, the plant expert who runs, tell us that there are now hundreds of cultivars of this handsome grass. He says What they have in common are a clump forming habit (never forming turf), in which the leaves grow up then cascade out and down like a fountain; foliage that turns various shades of gold or bronze in autumn and holds up well throughout the winter; erect flowers that shine in the summer sun, then turn soft and fluffy in winter, and persist beautifully in dried arrangements; and a preference for sunny positions in the landscape.

Common Name Maiden Grass
Botanical Name Miscanthus sinensis
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Height 48-72" tall (4-6 feet)
Estimated Mature Spread 36-48" wide
Bloom Time Foliage plant all season
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Potted Plant
Foliage Color Green
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Clay Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Soil Moisture Dry, Average, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Birds, Winter Interest, Dried Flowers
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No


Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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  • Low Maintenance
  • Very fast growing
  • Vivid Colors


    Best Uses

    • Containers
    • Front sides of driveway
    • Large Areas

    Comments about American Meadows Maiden Grass Malepartus:

    I was amazed as to how quickly they grew! I believed we received them in May, and planted them a day or two later. They were only about 9 inches tall at that time. Now, at the end of September, they are over 5 feet tall!! Beautiful, too! Thanks, American Meadows. Jane

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    USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

    To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

    • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
    • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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