Miscanthus sinensis Gold Breeze

Maiden Grass, Eulalia

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Plant Code: MIBR

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Apple-green tapered foliage blades accented with broad creamy yellow bands demand attention. Ornamental grasses sway with a summer breeze performing a mesmerizing, calming dance. Purple-red flower tassels in late summer catch the sun sparkling like jeweled wands.

Northern gardeners can achieve the look of Pampas Grass (too tender for the north) with Miscanthus. Provide structure and texture to any sunny garden with Miscanthus Gold Breeze. It excels as a specimen plant, a backbone for the back of the border or even a stunning screen.


Type: Perennials, Grasses
Height: Tall 5-6' (7' in flower)
Spacing: Plant 30-36" apart
Bloom Time: Early Fall to Late Fall
Sun-Shade: Full Sun
Zones: 5-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Sandy, Clay
Flower: Green
Accent: Burgundy
Patent: PP22,311
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • Deer Resistant
  • Hot Dry Site Tolerant
  • Good for Hedge
  • Humidity Tolerant
  • Seaside/Salt Tolerant
  • Winter Interest

Miscanthus General Information

Miscanthus are the royalty of the grass kingdom with billowy texture, silky tassels, many different heights and colorations and great winter interest. Seeds are carried by a feathery plume above the plant. Pleasing sound when rustling in the wind. Deer resistant. Good for hot dry spots, also dries easily. Ornamental Grasses are restricted from Idaho and Oregon. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

Miscanthus Plant Care

Cut foliage back in late winter before new shoots appear. Divide in late spring when needed. Shear back foliage, divide clumps with a sharp spade and discard woody centers. Replant divisions and water well. May self sow for our Southern gardeners. Cut off plumes to prevent seeding. Benefits from a well-drained winter site.