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Gracillimus Maiden Grass

Availability : Pre-Order for Spring
Availability : In Stock
$49.99
This product does not ship to: AZ, CA, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA
  • Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 5 - 7 Feet
  • Mature Spread 5 - 7 Feet
  • Growing Zones 5 - 8

A maiden because of the narrow, arching leaves that add grace to a garden, Gracillimus Maiden Grass (Miscanthus sinensis Gracillimus) is a versatile perennial. Hardy in zones 5 through 8, this perennial ornamental grass provides texture, movement, and color to the landscape year-round. Even once the green of its blades fades, it produces copper-colored “flowers,” which are curled seed heads, in fall. In winter, the foliage turns to a golden-bronze after frost, providing winter interest.

At a mature height of 5 to 7 feet and a spread of 2 to 3 feet, this Maiden Hair grass works well as a “dynamic” screen or border. It’s dynamic because its long, slender blades will sway in the breeze, but it clumps densely enough in the middle that a single plant can hide eyesores like coolers. It is a great plant to use as a mass planting for a pretty meadow effect in your backyard or along a sidewalk. Use it to complement nearly any style of garden, from Asian to contemporary.

Gracillimus Maiden Grass Care

Choose a sunny spot for your miscanthus, not only because the plant loves it, but because you will love seeing sun hit the pretty foliage. Be sure to consider its full size when planting so that it can have a little breathing and swaying room against a wall, fence, or other plants. It can grow fine in poor soils with average pH levels and needs very little care once in the ground. Do not overfertilize the grass, but give it one feeding in late winter or early spring before its growth starts with a mild organic fertilizer.

Water your Gracillimus Maiden Hair Grass well after planting and for its first few weeks or months in the ground to help it establish roots. This works best with deep watering every few days or so instead of watering every day. After that, be sure to cut back on watering so that the soil beneath the grass is not soggy. Once established, this is a drought-tolerant grass. Leave its fading foliage and flower heads in fall and only cut it back if desired in early spring. Use some of the blades or a rope to tie the foliage together and trim it off a few inches above the ground.

Gracillimus Maiden Grass Spacing

Space Maiden Hair grass for a border or mass planting about 2.5 to 3 feet apart to give them room to grow.

Gracillimus Maiden Grass Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 8
Plant Type:
Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 5 - 7 Feet
Mature Spread: 2 - 3 Feet
Spacing: 2 - 3 Feet
Habit: Clumping
Flower Color(s): Orange
Flower Description:
Bloom Period: October
Foliage Type: Herbaceous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering, Winter Interest
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer, Rabbit
Tolerates: Drought, Salt
Attracts: Birds
Container Role:
Uses: Borders, Erosion Control, Mass Planting, Wildlife Gardens
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Foliage Interest, Low Maintenance
Brand:
Common Name: Gracillimus Maiden Grass
Other Name(s):
Scientific Name: MISCANTHUS SINENSIS `GRACILLIMUS`
SKU:
1231001006-pc

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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Plant Shipping

Below are some factors we consider when determining when to ship the plants depending on the timing of the order.

Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
For Southern plants we will be able to ship much earlier than plants coming from our northern nursery.

Summer

If there is extreme heat we may delay shipping for a week or several weeks.
We review what areas the plants are traveling through as well as your location.

Fall into Winter

We’ll ship plants out all the way up to the end of the fall planting season!

Winter

Get your order in early to reserve your plants for Spring planting!

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Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations