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Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus'


  • Mounds of fine, silver-veined green leaves
  • Fan-like plumes emerge with a reddish tint
  • Plumes age to a soft silvery-white

Grass-Ornamental 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.


5-6 Feet


3-4 Feet

Bloom Color:



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Characteristics & Attributes for Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus'


  • Ornamental Grass
  • Specimen
  • Container
  • Dried Flower/Foliage
  • Low Maintenance
  • Border or Bed
  • Cut Flower/Foliage
  • Mass Planting
  • Fast Growing

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant


  • Full Sun
  • Partial Sun

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Fall
  • Summer

Soil Moisture:

  • Wet Soil/Wetlands
  • Average Water