Miscanthus sinensis Malepartus

Maiden Grass, Eulalia

Type: Perennials, Grasses
Height: Tall 5' (7' in flower) (Plant 3-4' apart)
Bloom Time: Early Fall to Late Fall
Sun-Shade: Full Sun
Zones: 5-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Clay, Sandy
Flower / Accent: Pink / Pink
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Resembling Pampas grass in appearance with huge plumes of tan/pink held high above the cascading blades of grass. Plumes mature copper to white. The showy plumes and the bronze, red and orange hues of the fall foliage make this ornamental grass a real focal point.

Foliage and flower plumes persist well into winter providing visual interest in the off season. Miscanthus is equally pleasing as a specimen or planted en masse as a screen. Northern gardeners can achieve the look of Pampas Grass (too tender for the north) with Miscanthus.

Features to Note:

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

$12.95 ea.
(3+) $12.50 ea.
Ships: Spring 2017
Plant Code: MIMA