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Maiden Grass Malepartus

No longer available this season.
Malepartus creates an elegant clump with elaborate dark red torch-shaped blooms in summer. (Miscanthus sinensis)
key features
Botanical Name
Miscanthus sinensis
Attracts Birds, Deer Resistant, Dried Flowers, Winter Interest
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Soil Moisture
Well Draining, Dry, Average
Mature Height
48-72" tall (4-6 feet)
Mature Spread
36-48" wide
Bloom Time
Foliage plant all season


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.