Gracillimus Maiden Grass

General Information

Narrow, green foliage grows in a graceful, upright mound.  This is one of the most popular  Miscanthus available. It forms a tight clump, and will expand slowly through rhizomes.  Great accent or specimen plant for areas where there is plenty of room to grow.  Gracillimus maintains good interest summer through winter. In late fall, coppery pink plumes rise above the green foliage.  If the season is too cool, it will not produce plumes.  The graceful arching foliage begins to turn yellow after the first frost. This tan-yellow dry foliage provides good winter interest.   Use in cut or dried flower arrangements. Maiden Gracillimus becomes less vigorous if planted in too much shade.  Too much shade may cause it to flop, and require staking. Great choice for a border, meadow garden, or naturalized area. Plant along slopes or ditches to help control erosion.

Additional Information

Miscanthus sinensis ‘Gracillimus’ grows best in Full Sun to Part Shade.  It will grow 5-7′ tall with a spread of 3-6′.  Plant in zones 5 to 9. Attracts birds. Tolerates black walnuts.  Air pollution tolerant. Heat and humidity tolerant. Drought tolerant.

Care & Shipping Notes

Easy to grow in average, well drained soil. Tolerates a variety of soils, including sandy and clay. No serious insect or disease problems.  Mealy bug and blight may be problems. Maiden Gracillimus should be cut to the ground in late winter just before the new shoots appear.  NOT AVAILABLE FOR SALE IN THESE US STATES AND TERRITORIES: AK, HI, GM, PR, VI. Also, WE NO LONGER SHIP TO CALIFORNIA due to Department of Ag restrictions on live plants.


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Mature Width 3 to 6 Feet
Mature Height 5 to 7 Feet
Light Full Sun to Part Shade
Planting Zone 5 to 9

Planting Zone Map

US Planting Zones


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