- Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 5 - 6 Feet
- Mature Spread 2 - 3 Feet
- Growing Zones 5 - 10
The Scout Maiden Grass is perfect for adding movement and structure to any garden. Also known as Miscanthus sinensis Scout™, this ornamental grass is great for adding some height as it can grow to around 6 feet tall. Its tall and slender blades sway in the gentlest of breezes and appear fresh green with a white midrib in summer; the color fades to yellow-beige as the season progresses. In late summer, fluffy pink-beige blooms develop, ready to dance on top of the foliage.
With its upright form, the Scout Maiden Grass is an erect and structural grass. As part of the WorryFree® Non-invasive Collection, this Miscanthus is infertile and will not self-seed and take over. Being clump forming, Scout Maiden is ideally suited for dotting around a border or growing in a drift. The Scout Maiden Grass can also be grown in a large container to place on a patio or deck.
Scout Maiden Grass Care
The Scout Maiden Grass performs best when grown in full sun, but can tolerate some light shade if necessary. It prefers a free-draining soil that is kept moist. For its root system to develop, this grass needs to be watered frequently after planting and for the first season at least. However, once established, it will tolerate some dry periods. When grown in fertile soil, the Scout Maiden Grass rarely requires extra fertilization.
Before its new growth appears, simply cut back the foliage to 3-6 inches high in late winter or early spring. For extra protection, any container-grown plants can be moved to shelter from the worst of the winter weather.
Scout Maiden Grass Spacing
When mature, the Scout Maiden Grass can grow to around 5-6 feet tall by 2-3 feet wide. When growing this Miscanthus in a group or drift, it can be planted about 30 inches apart.
Scout Maiden Grass Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 10|
|Plant Type: Perennial|
|Light Exposure: Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 5 - 6 Feet|
|Mature Spread: 2 - 3 Feet|
|Spacing: 2 - 3 Feet|
|Flower Color(s): Pink, White|
|Flower Description: Pink To Beige|
|Bloom Period: Summer|
|Foliage Type: Herbaceous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering, Fall Interest|
|Uses: Borders, Specimen or Focal Point|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Foliage Interest|
|Brand: WF, HPFY|
|Common Name: Scout Maiden Grass|
|Other Name(s): Scout Maiden Grass|
|Scientific Name: Miscanthus sinensis Scout™|
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.
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- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
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Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
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