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How big does gracillimus get?

How big does gracillimus get?

‘Gracillimus’, known as maiden grass, is noted for its narrow green leaves with a silver midrib which form a substantial, rounded, arching clump of foliage typically growing 4-6′ tall (to 8′ when in flower).

Is Miscanthus gracillimus invasive?

Native to Asia, the species form of Miscanthus sinensis is invasive in several US states. The invasive potential is of less concern for many of its ornamental cultivars, some of which are sterile.

Is gracillimus grass a perennial?

Plant Profile for Miscanthus sinensis ‘Gracillimus’ – Maiden Grass Perennial.

How far apart do you plant Miscanthus sinensis?

Space your maiden grass plants in rows that are 3 to 6 feet apart. Plants that will not be divided after the first year of growth will need ample space for growth.

Are there any problems with miscanthus gracillimus?

‘Gracillimus’ is an old and very popular cultivar. No frequently occurring insect or disease problems. In some areas of the U.S., miscanthus mealybug and miscanthus blight are becoming significant problems. Miscanthus mealybug causes stunted growth and is difficult to eradicate because it lives inside the stems.

How tall does Miscanthus sinensis Chinese silver grass grow?

Propagate by division of the crown. This grass will reseed to the point of being somewhat invasive in the milder parts of its growing range. Mulch helps prevent reseeding. Miscanthus sinensis, commonly known as Chinese silver grass, Japanese silver grass or eulalia grass, is a clump-forming warm season grass that typically grows to 3-7’ tall.

What do Miscanthus grass look like in winter?

Picture-perfect with sunshine highlighting the silky plumes. Northern gardeners can achieve the look of Pampas Grass (too tender for the north) with Miscanthus. Miscanthus are the royalty of the grass kingdom with billowy texture, silky tassels, many different heights and colorations and great winter interest.

When do gracillimus sinensis start to bloom?

Tiny reddish-copper flowers appear in tassel-like inflorescences above the foliage in late September, gradually turning into silvery white plumes as the seeds mature. Blooms later than most Miscanthus cultivars. Flower plumes persist well into winter providing good winter interest. ‘Gracillimus’ is an old and very popular cultivar.