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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Regular Price: $13.99

Sale $11.19

per plant - 5" deep pot You save: 20%
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 70550

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.
SKU 70550
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, Maryland, Massachusetts, Virginia, West Virginia
Ideal Region Anywhere In The US
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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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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High Country GardensMiscanthus sinensis Gracillimus
 
3.0

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Pros

  • Hardy (4)
  • Healthy (4)
  • Attractive (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Outdoors (5)
  • Garden (3)
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1.0

misanthropic sinews is gracillimus

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from West Chicago Illinois

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  • Accurate Instructions

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    Comments about High Country Gardens Miscanthus sinensis Gracillimus:

    once planted it just died and never came back. very upsetting .

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    2.0

    Disappointing in its first year

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    from Golden CO

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    • Hardy
    • Healthy
    • Lightweight

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      Comments about High Country Gardens Miscanthus sinensis Gracillimus:

      This was planted last Spring. While its roots grew there has been little top growth. This Spring it will be moved in an attempt to help it thrive.

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      3.0

      SUCH A GORGEOUS PLANT! I was sad to lose it.

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      from North of Grants Pass, Oregon - Hugo

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      Pros

      • Accurate Instructions
      • Attractive
      • Healthy
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • need to pay closer attention to watering

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      Comments about High Country Gardens Miscanthus sinensis Gracillimus:

      Unfortunately, the ground squirrels seemed to kill it at the end of summer. I'm still keeping an eye on it.

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      4.0

      Just be careful...

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      from Arcadia, CA

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        Comments about High Country Gardens Miscanthus sinensis Gracillimus:

        I love this plant, plumes are spectacular and in winter they curl!
        I actually saw it in Union Square, NY first and called the maintenance people to find out what plant it was.
        My garden looked fabulous the plants took off in heavy clay soil... con: It spread and plants were popping up everywhere. I dug starters out for 3 years. Sadly I took them all out.

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        3.0

        Small,but mighty plant

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        from Spokane Washington

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        • Hardy

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        • Small In Size

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        Comments about High Country Gardens Miscanthus sinensis Gracillimus:

        After six month, the plant continues to grow, but is so small (3"x 3") I wonder how it will ever resemble the catalog picture.

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        5.0

        Copper beauty

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        from Sun City, CA

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        • Attractive
        • Hardy
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          Comments about High Country Gardens Miscanthus sinensis Gracillimus:

          This is another colorful grass that is still showing its copper hued flowers in early December. My poor draining, clay soil is not stopping it from flowering vigorously and even with the drought and very little water the plant is thriving. This is a very healthy plant that started growing immediately when planted and showed flowers within a few weeks.

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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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