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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'
Deer Resistant, Easy To Grow, Dried Flowers, Winter Interest, Mass Plantings, Privacy
Growing Zones
Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Soil Moisture
Dry, Average
Mature Height
5-8 ft tall
Mature Spread
3-5 ft wide
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.