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Miscanthus sinensis ‘Gracillimus’
USDA Hardiness Zones: 4a to 9b
Maiden grass is a fine-textured, clumping, ornamental grass with narrow, silvery green leaves and coppery red flower plumes in the fall. Foliage turns a golden tan in cold weather and its flower plumes age to nearly white; both persist through the winter. It is great as a specimen plant or in mass plantings. Extremely low-maintenance.
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Grass/Grass-like Plants
Growth Size:   Medium Shrub - 6 to 8 feet tall, 3 to 5 feet wide
Growth Habit:   Upright - Vase Shaped - Rounded
Features:   Easy To Grow, Bold Texture-Shape, Year Round Color and Interest, Naturalizes Well, Winter Interest
Deer Resistant, Heat Tolerant, Drought Tolerant, Black Walnut Tolerant, Tolerates Urban Pollution
Attracts:   Birds
Garden Ideas:   
Urban Minimalist, Asian-Zen, Rustic
Flower features:    Good for Cut Flowers, Showy Flowers, Flowers change color
Coppery-red flower plumes that bloom in fall
Foliage type and color:    Herbaceous, Green
Silvery-green
Landscape Uses:    Grouping, Naturalizing, Hedges, Screen, Erosion Control
Accent, Border, Mass Planting, Specimen
Maiden Grass is a Low maintenance plant
Growth Size:   Medium Shrub - 6 to 8 feet tall, 3 to 5 feet wide
Growth Rate:   Fast
Spacing:   4-5 ft apart
Exposure:   Full Sun to Partial Shade
Watering:   Moderate
Soil Types:   Adaptable to pH   Tolerates dry soil   Adapted to most soil types
General Plant Care:    Care for your shrubs includes monitoring for pests and diseases, periodically checking soil moisture, and providing fertilizer as needed. In general, plants that have sufficient water and the correct amount of fertilizer tend to not have as many pest and disease problems. Water new plants weekly during the growing season in the first year, and as needed after that.
General Planting Tips:    Some plants, including camellias, azaleas, iris, ferns, and dogwood, prefer shallow planting. Choose a site suited to your plant's light, soil, and space needs. Dig a hole three times as wide as the container. Remove plant from container and place in the hole after having loosened the roots slightly. Add soil back to the hole ensuring the top of the root ball is 1-2 inches above the original soil level. No soil should be put on top of the root ball. Water and add more soil to the surrounding area if needed. Add 2-3 inches of mulch around plant, unless no mulch is specified in the care requirements.
General Fertilizing Tips:    Once in spring with a slow-release fertilizer recommended for this plant (shrub, tree) at a rate according to package directions.
General Pruning suggestions:    Most grasses add texture and interest to the fall and winter garden. Allow them to stay in place until late winter or early spring. Cut or mow back before new growth appears. If grass blades are sharp or difficult to handle, try wrapping the clump with cord, burlap, or newspaper before cutting back. Depending on the size of the clump, a chain saw may come in handy.
USDA Hardiness Zones: 4a to 9b

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