Miscanthus Gracillimus (Maiden Grass) (Miscanthus sinensis ‘Gracillimus’)

Miscanthus Gracillimus (Maiden Grass)


What is Miscanthus Gracillimus (Maiden Grass)

Lush, Eye-Catching Texture

A popular variety of ornamental grass also known as Chinese Silver Grass or Maiden Hair Grass, the Miscanthus Gracillimus makes a beautiful accent for your yard and landscaping.

Alongside long, graceful blades of grass, the Miscanthus Gracillimus emerges with vibrant, purple-toned flower plumes in summer, adding color and dimension. The feathery plumes change to a light silver-white as they mature, for eye-catching interest through fall and winter.

This Maiden Grass grows in a dense, fountain-like cluster. They can reach anywhere from 5-6 feet tall, and extend 3-4 feet wide. Note that in the US, it is not recommended to grow more than one in close proximity, and it is considered invasive in some states.

Most often utilized as an accent plant, you can add the Miscanthus Gracillimus into a shrubbery screen, at the ends of hedges, and along borders, or as a garden accent. This strong grass is pest and disease free, as well as resistant to deer and rabbits.

Variety is the spice of life, and the Miscanthus Gracillimus’ unique growth adds variety to your landscape from season to season. Its different moods and shapes will hold interest all year.

When you buy Maiden Grass from GardenCenterPoint.com, you get a plant with a strong start. Because we grow, nurture and ship your Maiden Grass with care, you’ll get the benefit of healthy plants that are ready to thrive in your landscape – without the work.

The only thing you have to do? Find the perfect spot for your new ornamental grass, and get year-round good looks as soon as you plant.

Don’t wait – get your own Miscanthus Gracillumus today!

Note: If you purchase this grass in fall-winter, it may be cut back for the plant’s health. If your grass is cut back, don’t worry – it will grow even happier and healthier next spring!

Miscanthus Gracillimus (Maiden Grass) (Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus') Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus'

How to Grow and Care for Miscanthus Gracillimus (Maiden Grass)

Miscanthus Gracillimus (Maiden Grass) (Miscanthus sinensis ‘Gracillimus’) Growing Requirements

Hardiness zone 5-9 outdoors


Plant in an area with full to partial sun (4-8 hours of sunlight per day). Select a location with well-drained soil and dig a hole that’s large enough to accommodate your Maiden Grass root ball.

After you’ve planted, mulch the surrounding area and water to settle the roots.


Water weekly, or more often in extreme heat or drought. If you plant your Maiden Grass in containers, you’ll also want to water more frequently. Check the soil and water when soil is dry to the touch two inches down.


Cut back your Maiden Grass in the winter to a height of about 6 inches, before new growth appears.

Miscanthus Gracillimus (Maiden Grass) (Miscanthus sinensis ‘Gracillimus’) Details

Common name Miscanthus Gracillimus (Maiden Grass)
Botanical name Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus'
Plant type Shrubs, Hedges
Hardiness zone 5-9 outdoors
Growth rate Fast
Height 5-6 ft.
Width 3 -4 ft.