Silver Feather Maiden Grass

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Gorgeous silver plumes glow in the setting sun! The Silver Feather Maiden Grass (Miscanthus sinensis 'Silberfeder') is a large ornamental grass with handsome striped leaves that shimmer in the sunlight! The late-season plumes are large and have a stunning tawny hue that verges on silver! Just a single specimen will make a huge statement in your landscape all summer and all the way through the fall and winter.

The upright fountains have gracefully arching leaves that create a graceful yet powerful impact Plant them where you can see them from a window, deck or patio as the sun rises or sets behind them. They are breathtakingly gorgeous when the sun shines through them.

Just a single plant can reach a mature height of 6-8 feet tall in bloom and spread 4-5 feet wide! Cold tolerant and heat resistant in USDA growing zones 4-9, these are quick to get growing once temperatures warm up in the spring. Warm-season grasses may green up later in the spring, but really shine once the hot, dry summer weather kicks in!

Planting and Application:

In smaller gardens, Ornamental grasses are great centerpieces and focal points in an island bed, an impressive anchor at the corner of your home or a garden bed as an exclamation point! Try a row along your home as a foundation planting with a row of evergreen shrubs or flowering shrubs in front of them. Stagger in zig-zag rows or in groups for privacy throughout the growing season.

These are amazing when planted in big drifts if you have a large property! Try a row of fast-growing ornamental grass around your seating areas to slow down the wind, block nosy neighbors and add seclusion, rustling soothing sound and motion! used as a long hedge, flanking an entryway or hiding errant water meters or other eyesores.

  • Very Tall, Upright Elegant Fountains
  • Silvery Shiny Foliage
  • Tawny Silver Feathery Plumes
  • Fall Flowers & Winter Interest
  • Large Scale Privacy & Screening, Specimen & Accent

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Miscanthus needs full sun to keep stems from flopping or falling flat, so provide a minimum of 6 hours full sun per day in a well-drained location. Their fast growth rate needs ample moisture to support them and tolerates almost any type of soil. Leave up for winter interest, most gardeners tie their grasses into bundles and by early spring, before you see new growth, cut these bundles off a few inches above the ground and gently rake through the stubble to clean out debris and leaves that may clog the mound.

  • Full Sun
  • Loves Average to Moist Soil
  • Tolerates Any Well-Drained Site
  • Prune Warm-Season Grasses in Late Winter or Early Spring
  • Hardy & Easy Care

Ornamental grasses are a valuable investment in your home landscape, and Silver Feather Maiden Grass is an easy way to add value to an already existing planting! Order yours from today and see for yourself how versatile and low-maintenance grass can be for your landscape!

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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Silver Feather Maiden Grass Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-9
Growing Zones 4-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Miscanthus sinensis 'Silberfeder'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 6 - 8 feet
Mature Spread 4 - 5 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Average to Moist
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Fast
Foliage Color Green & White
Pollinator Friendly No
Pruning Time Early Spring