Grass, Maiden ‘Gracillimus’
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Maiden grass is noted for its narrow green leaves with a silver midrib which form a substantial, rounded, arching clump of foliage typically growing 4-6′ tall (to 8′ when in flower). Foliage turns yellowish after frost, but quickly fades to straw-beige by winter. Tiny reddish-copper flowers appear in tassel-like inflorescences above the foliage in late September, gradually turning into silvery white plumes as the seeds mature. Blooms later than most Miscanthus cultivars. Flower plumes persist well into winter providing good winter interest. ‘Gracillimus’ is an old and very popular cultivar.
Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus'
Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil. Tolerant of a wide range of soils from well-drained sandy soils to heavy clay.
Upright, clumping habit.
Narrow green leaves with a silver midrib.
Reddish-brown tassels bloom in late September.