This Miscanthus Adagio cultivar gives the feel of being on the beach watching the waves roll in with its lazy, large leaves and feathery flower plumes! It is also known as Japanese silver grass for its silvery green leaves.
The Adagio is a dwarf eulalia grass cultivar and is of the most petite of the many Miscanthus cultivars. It is a clump-forming ornamental grass that features slender, silvery blades that turn yellow in the fall time.
The Miscanthus Sinensis Adagio’s tiny white-pink plumes appear in tassel-like florets above the silver green foliage later in the summer. The flower tassels rise above the foliage and gradually fade to creamy white by fall as the seed heads mature. Both the leaves and the blooms last well into winter on this plant.
Planting Maiden Grass
The Adagio grass enjoys average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. However, it is tolerant in a wide range of soils, from well-drained sandy soils to heavier clays. If this plant lives in extremely shady areas, it will grow less vigorous with decreased flowering and has tendency to flop. It’s tolerant of summer heat and humidity.
The dwarf maiden grass thrives across the United States in USDA growing zones 6-9. It is a warm season grass and is often found in coastal areas. It keeps its bladed silver grass appearance throughout all seasons. If left standing through fall, the grass has colors of orange gold and eventually fades to white. Perfect choice if you are looking for winter interest in your landscape!
The dwarf Miscanthus Adagio maiden grass only grows up to 3-4 feet tall and wide which makes it perfect for mass plantings.
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Miscanthus sinensis 'Adagio'
- Graceful visual appeal
- Fall color
- Low maintenance
- Winter interest