Dwarf Maiden Grass

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Dwarf Maiden Grass (Miscanthus sinensis 'Adagio') is a perennial, ornamental, warm-season grass with exceptional features for your landscape! Dwarf Maiden Grass has an upright, arching nature that is drought tolerant and adapts to a variety of conditions. It's even somewhat cold-hardy and requires minimal or no care!

The Dwarf Maiden Grass is sometimes called 'silver grass' due to its wide blades of silver-tinted, green foliage that rise from a central mound. Each delicate blade of grass reaches up and over, for a graceful, cascading effect that's sure to catch the eye of passers-by! The pinkish-white seed heads appear in summer and dry to tan for both fresh and dried floral bouquets and year-round interest!

You'll be amazed by the long, bronze plumes that rise up to a foot above the foliage later in the season and add a decorative touch through the winter months. For additional fall interest, this Maiden Grass will transform to warm hues of burgundy in autumn.

Planting and Application:

The soft rustling sound the blades make in the wind, and the shimmering light they reflect make them ideal for meditation gardens and rock gardens. Plant one near a small pond for an elegant accent or fringe a favorite tree, urn, flag pole or mailbox in graceful silvery foliage. Add softness around the base of a shed or outbuilding or along your home's foundation for easy care, and fast-growing curb appeal!

These would also do well in containers on your patio, as facer plants around a larger tree or shrub that may have become leggy or bare with age, or grow several for a short hedge along your driveway. Plant in front of a hedge or atop a retaining wall to soften the edges of hardscapes and add cascading and flowing beauty all growing season!

  • Soft Silver-Green Cascading Grass
  • Mounded Form
  • Pinkish-White Flowers
  • Yellow, Burgundy & Purple Fall Color
  • Terrific Cut Flowers & Good for Containers

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Miscanthus Maiden Grass are warm-season ornamental grasses that need some patience in the spring. They are slow to start until the soil temperatures warm up but once they get growing, look out! Adaptable and low-maintenance in the full sun and part shade, just plant in any well-drained, moderately moist soil.

As an ornamental grass, Dwarf Maiden Grass is one of the favorites among gardeners. Now it's possible for you to have all the stellar qualities of this amazing grass without needing a lot of room. Order from NatureHills.com and we're sure you'll find that Dwarf Maiden Grass can fit in just about anywhere, so why not try one today!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

*If you have found your zone already, it will be highlighted in the table below.
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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Dwarf Maiden Grass Is Suited to Grow in Zones 6-9
Growing Zones 6-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Miscanthus sinensis 'Adagio'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 4 - 5 feet
Mature Spread 3 - 4 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate to Low
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Pinkish White
Fall Color Yellow, Burgundy / Purple
Pollinator Friendly No
Pruning Time Early Spring