Niche Gardens - North Carolina (NC) Native Pants

Miscanthus sinensis


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Drought Tolerant
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Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus' (Poaceae)
(mis-KANTH-us si-NEN-sis)
Maiden Grass

'Gracillimus' is one of the oldest and best known Miscanthus cultivars. Very narrow green blades are each decorated with a subtle white stripe down the midrib. This adds an overall silvery sheen to the large, rounded mass of leaves that tops out at 5-6'. In fall, plumes open burgundy and fade to soft pink, then buff. A mature clump reaches 3-4' in width and can be divided every few years. One of the latest blooming Miscanthus.

Bloom color: burgundy
Bloom period: fall
Height: 5-6'
Spread: 3-4'
Zones: 5-9

Container size: Gal.
Price: $14
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