Plant Family Guides: Miscanthus - Maiden Grasses


Miscanthus sinensis (Japanese Silver Grass)

Adding drama and powerful structure to the landscape, Miscanthus sinensis (Japanese Silver Grass) are fabulous ornamental grasses that should have a spot in any garden. Traditionally used in Japan in decorative art and gardens, Miscanthus made a royal entrance into occidental gardens about a century ago, thanks to the spectacular feathery plumes towering above their graceful arching foliage and their year-long interest in the garden.

Best Japanese Silver Grasses for Your Garden (Miscanthus sinensis)

Here is a selection of the best and most distinctive Japanese Silver Grasses that could become the highlight of your garden!

Landscaping with Miscanthus sinensis (Japanese Silver Grass)

While all grasses produce flowers, Miscanthus are amongst those that draw attention and get the "wow" effect. Among the easiest ornamental grasses to grow, there is a Miscanthus variety for almost every garden use.