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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.  

 
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.  The information on this page is based on research conducted about this plant in the San Marcos Growers library, from online sources, and from observations made of the crops growing in our nursery, plants in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens where we may have observed it. We also have incorporated comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from those who may have additional information, particularly if this information includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus'.
 
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