Gracillimus Maiden Grass Tree

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-9
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
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Invasive in these areas: (if anywhere)

Connecticut, New York

Gracillimus Maiden Grass
Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus'
Brings movement to the garden and makes a stylish focal point or privacy screen.
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Classic elegance! Gracillimus Maiden Grass has long been cherished as a robust but fine-textured Fringe that will bring a touch of timeless sophistication to the landscape. Its ultra-slim leaf blades look sharp all season, and on windy days, they sway and ripple in the breeze, creating a soothing effect. In fall, large coppery plumes emerge. These soon become fluffy and silvery white, persisting well into winter. Whether planted as a bold focal point or en masse as a seasonal privacy screen, Gracillimus carries out its job with style.

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-9
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
  • Show more ›
Invasive in these areas: (if anywhere)

Connecticut, New York

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The Story

Maiden Grass hails from Japan, China, Korea, and Taiwan and is also known as Silver Grass for its shimmery, silver-white plumes. In this country, Gracillimus Maiden Grass has adorned home landscapes since Victorian times, and it remains one of the most popular Fringes you can buy today. Its long season of interest and ease of culture have made it a favorite. Plant it within your mixed borders to add fine texture and movement to the garden, or site clumps strategically to create privacy around an outdoor seating area.

The Details

Gracillimus Maiden Grass will dress up the inside of your home, too! The soft, curly plumes are wonderful in dried arrangements. They are produced so abundantly that you can cut as many as you like and you’ll never miss them. So easy and beautiful!

How to Grow

Gracillimus Maiden Grass is a fast-growing and easy-to-please Fringe. It will perform best in all-day sun and appreciates regular water and well-drained soil. Too much water or fertilizer can lead to floppy growth, so don’t overdo it. Old specimens may be rejuvenated by division; simply dig up chunks in late spring shortly after growth has resumed and replant. Gracillimus has proven to be invasive in areas with long growing seasons, and some states have banned its sale. It cannot be shipped to Connecticut or New York.

More Info

Cold Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 4
Heat Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 9
Exposure Full Sun
Avg Mature Height 7'
Avg Mature Width 6'
Leaf Color Green
Fall Leaf Color Yellow/Orange
Flower Color Pinkish Red
Flower Time Fall
Attracts Butterflies No
Attracts Hummingbirds No
Attracts Pollinators No
Deer Resistant Yes
Drought Tolerant Yes
Dry, Poor Soils Yes
Fragrant No
Groundcover No
Native No
Salt Tolerance/Seashore No
Shade Tolerance No
Showy Flowers Yes
Wet Moist Soils No
Winter Interest Yes
Woodland Garden No
Decor/Craft Use Yes

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