Miscanthus sinensis Gracillimus

Maiden Hair Grass

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Gracillimus is a superb selection of Chinese Maidenhair grass that blooms with a massive display of copper colored flowers in late summer. The seedheads age to white giving the grass a wonderful look in fall and early winter.

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Zones 5 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
Average
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Shipping Shipping begins in late February based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first. Learn More…
Size Plant - 5" deep pot
SKU HBLEAXX

Details

5-6' tall x 3' wide (division propagated). 'Gracillimus' is a wonderfully showy selection with numerous feathery copper-colored plumes covering the plant by mid-fall. Out-of-flower, the plant has a large, handsome clump of green foliage that makes it standout in the landscape during the summer months. Not for short season climates as 'Gracillimus' will get its flower spikes nipped by September frosts. Irrigate regularly for best flowering. Not for sale in MA (prohibited), CT, DE, MD, NJ, PA, VA, WV & Washington D.C. where it is considered potentially invasive. Miscanthus is well behaved in the Mid-West and Intermountain West where it continues to be an important ornamental grass. Cut back to 6” late spring. Scratch out old, dead canes from the center of the clump.
Associated SKUs
HBLEAXX
70550 (Plant - 5" deep pot)
70550F (Plant - Flat of 18)
Common Name Maiden Hair Grass
Botanical Name Miscanthus sinensis Gracillimus
Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun
Mature Height 5-6' tall
Mature Spread 3' wide
Ships As Potted Plant
Planting Time Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture Average
Amount of Rain 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Advantages Deer Resistant
Prohibited In Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia
Ideal Region Anywhere In The US, Northeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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Shipping

Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Spring-Planted Perennial and Bulb orders will ship from February 27-June 30, warmest zones first. Most plant orders will arrive within 3-4 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.

Grass Plugs Will ship at planting time in spring 2017, beginning in late February.

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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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