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Products > Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus'
 
Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus' - Maiden Grass

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Grass
Family: Poaceae (Gramineae) (Grasses)
Origin: Garden Origin
Flower Color: Copper
Bloomtime: Fall
Height: 4-6 feet
Width: 3-5 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: < 0 F
Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus' (Maiden Grass) - Large clump-forming deciduous grass to 6 feet tall with attractive plume-like flowers. This Miscanthus has a thin blade giving it a finer texture than the other Miscanthus listed. Quite useful as a background plant or as a specimen planting. Foliage turns orange in fall. Best in full sun with occasional summer irrigation. We discontinued growing this plant in 2003 and instead grow the dwarf form 'Adagio'. 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.  This information about Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus' displayed is based on research conducted in our library and from reliable online resources. We will also note observations that we have made about it as it grows in the gardens in our nursery and those elsewhere, as well how the crops have performed in containers in our nursery field. We will also incorporate comments we receive from others, and we welcome hearing from anyone with additional information, particularly if they can share cultural information that would aid others in growing it.
 
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