Miscanthus sinensis Gracillimus
Maiden Hair Grass
Details5-6' 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.
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|
|Amount of Rain||10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"|
|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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- 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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