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Gracillimus Miscanthus Grass

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Elegant 'Gracillimus' Miscanthus Grass, or Maiden Grass, is a classic ornamental grass. It forms a tall, rounded mound of thin, variegated foliage, topped by feathery copper blooms in late summer to mid-autumn. Excellent as a privacy screen or architectural landscape element, 'Gracillimus' can grow to be 8 tall and 5 wide. While it prefers full sun and moist soil, this Maiden Grass tolerates a variety of conditions, including humidity. Foliage turns from silver-green to bronze as winter approaches. (Miscanthus sinensis)
key features
Botanical Name
Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus'
Growing Zones
Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Deer Resistant, Easy To Grow, Dried Flowers, Winter Interest, Mass Plantings, Privacy
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Height
5-8 ft tall
Bloom Time
Foliage plant all season.


60-96" (5-8ft) tall x 36-60" (3-5ft) wide. 'Gracillimus' Miscanthus Grass creates a well-shaped plant of leaves about 5-8 feet tall, and flowering stalks that usually reach about seven feet. Erect flowers shine in the summer sun, then coppery red plumes open in mid-autumn, creating a great show in the garden. Foliage holds up well throughout the winter, and plumes turn soft and fluffy, persisting beautifully in dried arrangements. The clump-forming habit makes Miscanthus Grass an excellent choice for formal, structured plantings and natural looking landscapes as well. Plant in a sunny position in the landscape. This grass is deer resistant and will attract birds. Let foliage stand for winter habitat and visual interest and cut back to 2-3 inches above ground in early  spring before new growth begins.