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Products > Miscanthus sinensis 'Adagio'
 
Miscanthus sinensis 'Adagio' - Dwarf Maiden Grass
   

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Grass
Family: Poaceae (Gramineae) (Grasses)
Origin: China (Asia)
Flower Color: Brown
Bloomtime: Fall
Height: 2-3 feet
Width: 3-4 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: < 0 F
Miscanthus sinensis 'Adagio' (Dwarf Maiden Grass) - This warm season grass is the diminutive form of the Maiden Grass or Japanese Silver Grass, Miscanthus sinensis. It forms 2-3 feet tall clumps of thin (3/8" wide) silver-green foliage and late season bronzy flower-plumes that rise above the foliage to 4 to 5 feet tall. In cool climates the foliage has a late fall seasonal change of color turning orange, gold and burgundy. Hardy to USDA zone 5-6 (-20 F) with some mulch protection required in zone 5. Plant in full sun to light shade and water regularly. Selected by Kurt Blumel. Often compared to and noted as superior to the popular cultivar 'Yaku Jima'. The name Miscanthus was given to this genus of perennial grasses native to Japan and the Philippines by the 19th century Swedish botanist Nils Johan Andersson. It comes from the Greek words 'miskos' which means "stem" or "stalk" and 'anthos', meaning "flowers" in reference to the seed heads having stalked spikelets.  The information provided on this page is based on research we have conducted about this plant in our nursery's library, from what we have found about it on reliable online sources, as well as from observations in our nursery of crops of this plant as well as of plants growing in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens. We will also incorporate comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if it includes cultural information that would aid others in growing  Miscanthus sinensis 'Adagio'.
 
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