Miscanthus sinensis 'Variegatus'

Maiden Grass

  • Green leaves with heavy white stripes
  • Cascading growth habit
  • Red plumes in late fall

Maiden Grass Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Miscanthus is easy to grow and is a good choice for beginners. It will grow in most any soil, from loose sand to heavy clay, and does not require good drainage. Grow this grass in full sun except in warmer regions where some afternoon shade is best. Fertilization is not necessary. Divide Miscanthus in spring or early summer to give it time to establish its roots before winter arrives. Only in the mildest of climates should it be divided in the fall.


4-5 Feet


3 Feet

Bloom Color:


5 - 9

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Characteristics & Attributes for Miscanthus sinensis 'Variegatus'


  • Ornamental Grass
  • Container
  • Dried Flower/Foliage
  • Low Maintenance
  • Cut Flower/Foliage
  • Fast Growing

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant


  • Full Sun

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Fall
  • Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water
  • Moist, Well-Drained