Rigoletto Maiden Grass

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Bi-Color Sparkling Stripes Rigoletto Maiden Grass!

  • Soft Waving Green & White Foliage
  • Two-Tone Stripes
  • Tall Weeping Form
  • Coral-Pink Plumes Turn Silver
  • Yellow Fall Color
  • Cold & Salt Tolerant
  • Wet Soil Adaptable
  • Upright Winter Interest
  • Sound, Texture, Motion
  • Specimen or Hedge Plant
  • Hardy Native Warm-Season Grass
  • Floral Design & Decor

Ornamental grasses add so much to the landscape and Rigoletto Maiden Grass (Miscanthus sinensis 'Rigoletto') really shines! Also called Japanese Silver Grass, these feature strong creamy-white and green stripes along the green blades for a two-tone effect. Lovely swaying in the breeze and shining in the sun!

Creating fountains of foliage that arch and cascades gracefully. Rigoletto's variegated foliage accents the incredible summer plumes. In fall foliage often turns yellow hues to the blades

Emerging coral-pink and rising above the foliage, the plumes turn silver and tan for fall and winter character. This warm-season ornamental grass takes a bit longer to green up in the spring, but it's well worth the wait once the summer and fall foliage appears!

How to Use Rigoletto Maiden Grass In The Landscape

Tall, impressive specimen plants with 4-season interest, Rigoletto lends soft vertical accents and graceful motion throughout the garden.

Naturalizing and prairie mass plantings of Rigoletto create erosion control and banks of tranquility, transforming hard-to-mow slopes into something magical.

Sized perfectly for privacy and screening hedges, Rigoletto creates "Living Walls" for Outdoor Garden Rooms and tranquil privacy. Plus looking lovely to enhance (or hide) the view!

Waving fronds add immense color, texture, sound and motion! The calming Zen provided by softly rustling grasses, plus the mesmerizing swaying of the plumes are always lovely additions to your private spaces.

The fine-textured clumps create wonderful accents and backdrops when added to the mixed-shrub beds. Anchoring perennial borders and softening corners in foundation plantings. The graceful motion and textures complement informal cottage gardens.

Create garden vignettes by planting a curved row of grasses around a focal point, garden seating or sculpture to make them stand out.

#ProPlantTips For Care

Doing very best in full sun, Rigoletto tolerates some shade but won't be as strong and upright, possibly even falling flat.

Full sunlight also dramatically makes these just glow! Imagine seeing the rising or setting sun backlight these fronds from behind!

Adaptable to salt, drought and wet winter soil, it's impressively hardy, tolerant and resistant! Deer and rabbits rarely bother it plus, Rigoletto is highly pest and disease-free!

Miscanthus requires well-drained soil but becomes highly drought-tolerant once established. Easy-to-grow, Maiden Grass is cold hardy in USDA hardiness zones 4 through 9.

A warm-season grass, won't start growing until the soil temperature warms up so have a bit of patience. Prune before growth starts to appear in early spring and remove built-up leaves and debris from the center.

Sometimes a plant can do just a bit 'too well' in some parts of the country. Your native plants are protected with Plant Sentry! No need to worry about Nature Hills quality landscape plants becoming an issue in your local habitat because we do all the research for you! Protecting native flora and fauna is our top priority!

For a carefree, year-round interest, sound, motion and amazing texture plus color for your landscape, you will love Rigoletto Maiden Grass! Call 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
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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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 19.99
20 - 49.99 21.99
50 - 69.99 24.99
70 - 99.99 29.99
100 - 129.99 34.99
130 - 149.99 41.99
150 - 150+ Approx 27%

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Rigoletto Maiden Grass Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-9
Growing Zones 4-9
More Information
Botanical Name Miscanthus sinensis 'Rigoletto'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 4 - 5 feet
Mature Spread 3 - 4 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate to Low
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Tan
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow, Orange
Pollinator Friendly No
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant No