Textured Ornamental Grass with Beautiful Fall Plumes
This long-revered grass, the Miscanthus Gracillimus shrub, has remained a popular staple as an ornamental piece in landscapes due to its graceful green leaves.
This classically shaped ornamental grass features fine narrow foliage with white midribs and a medium-sized slender form in early spring. In the fall, it shows a bronze autumn color and will withstand harsh winters quite well. If left standing, Miscanthus sinensis gracillimus grass maintains winter interest with its silvery white foliate during the cold months.
Sometimes known as Eulalia grass or Japanese silver grass, this clump forming grass with green blades will spread throughout your garden wherever you plant it.
This dwarf maiden grass cultivar produces tassel-like blossoms that appear in fall and feature a brownish color. Miscanthus Gracillimus grass is perfect for cut foliage in wedding bouquets or wreaths. The narrow foliage, gracefully rounded form, and spectacular fall colors make the Gracillimus miscanthus grass a favorite amongst landscapers and cottage gardens.
Can Miscanthus Gracillimus Grass Be Planted In Pots?
Miscanthus Gracillimus grass can be planted in a pot, but make sure to keep its prefered growing conditions in mind. This ornamental grass prefers full sun or near full sun, so the pot should be kept outside all day.
How Fast Does Miscanthus Gracillimus Grow?
Miscanthus Gracillimus grows slowly at first, but will eventually be 4 to 7 feet tall at full maturity. It usually takes two to three years to reach full size, depending on the growing conditions. Due to its high growth rate, Miscanthus Gracillimus grass can become damaging to your garden or yard if it becomes invasive.
Is Miscanthus Gracillimus Invasive?
Miscanthus Gracillimus grass is considered an invasive plant. Nevertheless, you’ll still find varieties of Miscanthus Gracillimus at many garden centers and plant nurseries. If you don’t want it to spread, make sure that your ornamental grass is contained in a small section of your garden or in an outdoor pot. If you notice your Miscanthus gracillimus starting to spread, dig out the roots to stop it.
MISCANTHUS GRACILLIMUS CARE
This plant does well in full sun to part shade and is easily grown in average medium, well-drained soil. Undoubtedly, this maiden grass is tolerant of a wide range of soils, even heavy clay or drained sandy soils. To learn more about the care of this plant, read our blog When to Cut Back Ornamental Grasses.
The Gracillimus is fairly adaptable but will not tolerate excessive winter moisture well. However, it is tolerant of summer heat and humidity, drought tolerant, and deer resistant at maturity.
If planted in shade, you may see growth vigorous with decreased flowering and a tendency to have long bloom periods of fine textured grass.
Grow this hardy warm season grass across the United States in USDA growing zones 5-9. The dwarf miscanthus grows 4 to 7 feet tall and 3 to 6 feet wide. Miscanthus Gracillimus grass is commonly seen growing in coastal areas because of its salt tolerance.
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Full Sun / Partial Shade
Mature Width 3-6 ft
Mature Height 4-7 ft
Growing Zones5, 6, 7, 8, 9
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