Maiden Grass Gracillimus

Maiden Grass Gracillimus, Miscanthus sinensis, Maiden Grass

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Gracillimus is the classic Maiden Grass with thin, elegant variegated foliage and red blooms. (Miscanthus sinensis)

Zones 4 - 9
Advantages
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 60-96" tall (5-8 feet), 36-60" wide
Bloom Time Foliage plant all season
Size Plant - 3.5" pot
SKU 20ORN
This old-time classic garden ornamental creates a well-shaped plant of leaves about 4 ft. tall, and flowering stalks that usually reach about seven feet. Coppery red plumes open in mid-autumn, creating a great show in the garden.

About Miscanthus hybrids: Our friend, Jack Scheper, the plant expert who runs Floridata.com, 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.

SKU 20ORN
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 60-96" tall (5-8 feet)
Estimated Mature Spread 36-60" 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 Variegated
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Loamy 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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American MeadowsMaiden Grass Gracillimus
 
2.7

(based on 3 reviews)

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1.0

Less tan expected

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from Coastal Maine

About Me Avid Gardener

Pros

  • Accurate Instructions

Cons

  • Flimsy
  • Unattractive

Best Uses

  • Garden

Comments about American Meadows Maiden Grass Gracillimus:

Very disappointing size upon arrival and in 3 months of growing it has not matured to the anticipated plant.

  • Primary use:
  • Personal
 
2.0

Less than expected

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from Pennsylvania

About Me Casual Hobbyist

Pros

  • Pest Resistant

Cons

  • Slow Growth

Best Uses

  • Border Control

Comments about American Meadows Maiden Grass Gracillimus:

For the price I expected more mature plant. It will take several years before the product reaches the size stated in the product description.

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5.0

A lovely grass year round

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from Cicero, IL

About Me Avid Gardener

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Has movement sound
  • Healthy
  • Winter interest

Cons

  • Can cut skin

Best Uses

  • Garden
  • Outdoors

Comments about American Meadows Maiden Grass Gracillimus:

This is a wonderful grass if you have the space for it. It's movement & sound when the wind blows is wonderful. Just remember to wear gloves and long sleeves when working with or around this grass or you can end up with cuts that are similar to paper cuts. You most likely wouldn't even know you have them until later. I found out that if you don't completely cut down the old dead grass before new growth comes it may not fill in the middle. Instead it will be kind of bare in the middle with all its blades around the outside. This grass looks beautiful in both dried and fresh flower arrangements. It also is beautiful in winter especially when there is snow on the ground, very picturesque. I also find it to be a fairly fast growing grass. What I planted was only tiny tuft of grass and by the following year it was quite substantial (I think). Over all I think if you are looking for a large grass with interest then this is your plant.

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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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