Scout Maiden Grass

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Ornamental grasses are the graceful soldiers of the garden and Scout™ Maiden Grass (Miscanthus sinensis 'M77') takes a stand in the landscape with its bolt-upright form! Scout™ features glossy green foliage with a variegated white midrib, for a two-tone effect. It just sparkles while swaying in the breeze and sun!

Creating upright fountains in the landscape with slender blades. The variegated form this grass takes accents the incredible summer plumes. In fall foliage often brings out yellow hues to the blades.

The feathery cream-pink blooms rise above the foliage. Turning pale beige and the blooms give your garden fall and winter character. Blooming a month earlier than Gracillimus, Scout™ gives your floral bouquets and your garden a whimsical textural contrast throughout late summer.

How to Use Scout™ Maiden Grass In The Landscape

These are narrow, clumping, and truly impressive specimen plants with 4-season interest! Scout™ lends soft vertical accents and graceful motion. Sized perfectly for columnar privacy and screening hedges, Scout™ creates "Living Walls" for Outdoor Garden Rooms and tranquil privacy.

Naturalizing and prairie mass plantings of Scout™ Ornamental grass plants create erosion control and banks of tranquility, transforming hard-to-mow slopes into something magical. 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 are lovely additions to your private spaces. Fine-textured blades create wonderful accents and backdrops when interspersed among mixed-shrub beds. Anchoring perennial borders and softening corners.

Create garden vignettes by planting a curved row of grasses around a focal point, garden seating or sculpture to make them stand out. Their drought tolerance makes these grasses impressive in the Rock Garden!

  • Glossy Green Foliage & White Midrib On Each Blade
  • Two-Tone Soft Waving Blades & Tall Narrow Weeping Form
  • Pinky-Beige Plumes
  • Fall Color, Sound, Texture, Motion
  • Upright Winter Interest
  • Specimen or Hedge & Floral Design & Decor

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Strongest and the most dramatic in full sun, these just glow! Imagine seeing the rising or setting sun backlight these fronds from behind is breathtaking!

Adaptable to salt, drought and wet winter soil, these are cold hardy, deer and rabbit-resistant plus, 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 5 through 10.

Warm-season grasses won't grow until the soil temperature warms so have patience. Prune each year cutting all foliage to just a few inches before growth starts to appear in early spring and remove built-up leaves and debris from the center. The plumes are not fertile so reseeding isn't an issue with Scout™.

  • Full Sun
  • Adaptable to Most Well-Drained Soil Types
  • Hardy Native Selection
  • Cold & Salt Tolerant
  • Drought & Wet Soil Adaptable

For a carefree, year-round interest, sound motion and amazing texture plus color for your landscape, you will love Scout™ Maiden Grass! Order yours at 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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Scout Maiden Grass Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-10
Growing Zones 5-10
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Miscanthus sinensis 'M77'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 5 - 6 feet
Mature Spread 2 - 3 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Adaptable
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Pink, White
Foliage Color Green & White Midrib
Fall Color Red
Pollinator Friendly No
Pruning Time Late Winter