This long-revered grass, the Miscanthus Sinensis Gracillimus, 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. Will maintain its silvery white foliate if left standing throughout winter for visual interest.
This grass’s tassel-like blossoms appear in fall and feature a brownish color. Perfect for cut foliage in wedding bouquet or wreaths. The narrow foliage, gracefully rounded form, and spectacular fall colors make the Miscanthus Gracillimus a favorite amongst landscapers.
This plant does well in full sun to part shade and is easily grown in average medium, well-drained soil. Undoubtably, this maiden grass is tolerant of a wide range of soils even heavy clay or drained sandy soils.
The Gracillimus is fairly adaptable but will not tolerate excessive winter moisture well. However, it is tolerant of summer heat and humidity and it is also 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.
Grow this hardy warm season grass across the United States in USDA growing zones 5-9. It can grow up to 4-7 feet tall and 3-6 feet wide.
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Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus'
- Winter interest
- Drought tolerant
- Attracts birds
- Deer resistant