Miscanthus sinensis Graziella

available late May

 Miscanthus sinensis Graziella photo courtesy of Walters Gardens

Maiden Grass

About This Grass

Miscanthus sinensis 'Graziella' is a German introduction. This lovely grass has showy silvery white flowers that are held well above the foliage. This variety is one of the earliest of the Miscanthus to flower. In the fall a copper red colour develops in the leaves.

  • Height: 152 - 183 cm (5-6 ft)
  • Spread: 91 - 122 cm (36-48 in)
  • Cold Hardiness: zone 5
  • Sun or Shade: Sun
  • Bloom Time: early Fall
  • Leaf Colour: green with white midrib
  • Bloom Colour: silvery white
  • Critter Resistance: deer and rabbits
  • Nature Attraction: birds

Growing and Maintenance Tips

Miscanthus prefers moist but well drained soil in full sun to partial sun. It is adaptable to many soil types including clay and sandy soils. The clump expands slowly by short rhizomes but will retain a tight clumping form. The foliage should be left standing throughout the winter for visual interest and to provide protection for the crown.