Maiden Grass

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For gorgeous texture, graceful motion, and airy privacy, look no further than Maiden Grass! Also known as Chinese Silver Grass (Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus'), this tall clumping ornamental grass features slender, weeping, arching foliage streaked in silver and green!

The tall white flower form fan-shaped plumes that soar above the foliage! After the first frost, the foliage turns a golden-yellow, fading to a grassy tan, sometimes bronze in warmer areas. Use those showy seed heads fresh or dried in bouquets and décor.

A large version of the classic, Maiden Grass has fantastic silvery, striped foliage that seems to glimmer in the sun, catching the slightest breeze. Add motion and sound to aid meditation and relaxation.

Planting and Application:

'Gracillimus' has a lovely arching shape that looks fabulous in long rows or en mass. Fantastic near a pond, accenting the back of borders, and creating informal privacy screens or fast-growing hedges. These are harmonious additions to cottage gardens and easy-care urban plantings from the inner city to the coast! Anchor perennial borders, and mixed-shrub beds and soften foundation corners.

With a hefty mature size, just a single plant becomes an impressive specimen. Instant focal points among other shrubs and evergreens. Naturalized and prairie plantings receive amazing boosts in designer appeal while providing protective cover for wildlife! The plumes and sturdy foliage add winter interest, standing tall through wind and snow.

  • Soft Waving Green Foliage - Silvery Stripe & Sheen
  • Sound, Texture, Motion
  • Tall Weeping Form & White Fan Shaped Plumes
  • Bronze Foliage in Fall Plus Winter Interest
  • Specimen, Privacy Hedge, Floral Design & Décor

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Miscanthus requires well-drained soil and is highly drought-tolerant once established. Cold hardy in USDA zones 5-9, get the strongest stems and best blooms in full sun, but it can grow in a bit of shade. A warm-season grass, Maiden grows only after the soil temperature warms up, so be patient. Read more on pruning and caring for ornamental grasses!

  • Full Sun & Well-Drained Soil
  • Low Moisture Once Established
  • Deer & Rabbit Resistant
  • Disease & Pest Free & Cold Tolerant
  • Prune Back In Early Spring
  • Warm Season Grass Greens Up Later In Spring

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For a carefree, year-round interest, sound motion and amazing texture for your landscape, you cannot do better than Maiden Grass! Order yours from Nature Hills Nursery 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

About Plant Sentry™

Plant Sentry is designed to protect both consumers and the nursery trade from invasive plant pests and diseases. Sites that display the Plant Sentry protection badge are protected from consumers buying and nurseries shipping material carrying invasive pests and diseases.

This proprietary eCommerce software prevents the shipment of a restricted plant to each state. The Plant Sentry system includes a shipment certification program. The Plant Sentry Compliance Officer works closely with and each nursery or fulfillment center to ensure only compliant plants are sold to customers.

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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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Maiden Grass Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Plants That Work
Botanical Name Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 4 - 6 feet
Mature Spread 3 - 5 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Low Once Established
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow
Pollinator Friendly No
Pruning Time Late Winter
Fragrant No