Miscanthus Gracillimus

Maiden Grass

  • Mounds of fine, silver-veined green leaves
  • Fan-like plumes emerge with a reddish tint
  • Plumes age to a soft silvery-white
Height: 5-6 Feet
Spread: 3-4 Feet
Zone: 5-9
Color: White

Interesting Notes about Maiden Grass:

Copper-red blooms in September or Ocober. A golden yellow foliage during the fall.

Tips for Homeowners:

Miscanthus is easy to grow and is a good choice for beginners. It will grow in most any soil, from loose sand to heavy clay, and does not require good drainage. Grow this grass in full sun except in warmer regions where some afternoon shade is best. Fertilization is not necessary. Divide Miscanthus in spring or early summer to give it time to establish its roots before winter arrives. Only in the mildest of climates should it be divided in the fall.

Miscanthus Gracillimus - Maiden Grass

Characteristics & Attributes


  • Cut Flower/Foliage
  • Low Maintenance
  • Specimen
  • Mass Planting
  • Border or Bed
  • Dried Flower/Foliage
  • Ornamental Grass
  • Container
  • Fast Growing

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant


  • Full Sun
  • Partial Sun

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer
  • Fall

Soil Moisture:

  • Wet Soil/Wetlands
  • Average Water