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Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus'
Common Name: Maiden Grass Family: Poaceae (The Grass Family)

Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus'
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Notes:
Narrow green leaves with a silver midrib which form a substantial, rounded, arching clump of foliage typically growing 4-6 feet tall and to 8 feet when in flower. Tiny reddish-copper flowers appear in tassel-like inflorescences above the foliage in late September, gradually turning silver. Blooms later than most Miscanthus cultivars. Flower plumes persist well into winter providing good winter interest. 'Gracillimus' is an old and very popular cultivar. Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Asia - China and Japan
Native Habitat:
Moist meadows on slopes in lowland and mountains.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourRed 
TypeGrass  Secondary Bloom ColourOrange 
Height4-6'  Bloom TimeFall 
Spread3-5'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureLoves Sun Sun  Foliage ColourGreen Variegated - Cream/White 
Soil MoistureAverage Moist  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone5-9  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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Recommended Companion Plants:
Chelone obliqua
Rudbeckia subtomentosa "'Henry Eilers'"
Rosa glauca (syn. rubrifolia)


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