Miscanthus sinensis Graziella

Maiden Grass, Eulalia

Type: Perennials, Grasses
Height: Tall 4-5' (6' in flower) (Plant 30" apart)
Bloom Time: Mid-Fall to Late Fall
Sun-Shade: Full Sun
Zones: 5-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Sandy, Clay
Flower / Accent: Not Applicable / Not Applicable
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Recommended Miscanthus for northern gardens. Noted for its early bloom time and copper red fall foliage. White flowers appear on tassel-like plumes above the foliage in late summer turning to silvery white showy plumes. Straw-beige winter foliage and white plumes persist to provide pleasing winter interest. Picture-perfect with sunshine highlighting the silky plumes.

Northern gardeners can achieve the look of Pampas Grass (too tender for the north) with Miscanthus.

Features to Note:

  • Winter Interest
  • Hot Dry Site Tolerant
  • Good for Dried Flowers
  • Deer Resistant
  • Seaside/Salt Tolerant
  • Attracts Birds

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 Oregon.

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.

$13.95 ea.
(3+) $13.50 ea.
Ships: Spring 2017
Plant Code: MIGZ