Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus'

Maiden Grass

Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

  • One of the oldest Miscanthus varieties
  • Silver veined, fine green leaves
  • Creates round mounds
  • Red tinged fan-like plumes emerge in early fall and mature to white
Border or Bed
Border or Bed
Cut Flower/ Foliage
Cut Flower/ Foliage
Dried Flower/ Foliage
Dried Flower/ Foliage
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Mass Planting
Mass Planting
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Easy to grow.  Grows in most soil and does not require good drainage.  Prefers full sun.  May be divided in spring or early summer.

Height: 5-7 ft
Spread: 3-4 ft
Price Level 1: $29.99~#2
Bloom Color:
Zone: 5-8

Additional Characteristics & Attributes:


  • Mass Planting
  • Border or Bed
  • Dried Flower/ Foliage
  • Focal Point
  • Container
  • Low Maintenance
  • Cut Flower/ Foliage

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant


  • Full Sun
  • Partial Sun


  • Mounding
  • Upright

Foliage Color:

  • Silver
  • Green

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Fall

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water
  • Moist, Well-Drained