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Miscanthus sinensis 'Flamingo' (Maiden Grass)

Maiden Grass 'Flamingo', Eulalia 'Flamingo', Chinese Silver Grass 'Flamingo', Japanese Silver Grass 'Flamingo'


Very floriferous, award-winner Maiden Grass 'Flamingo' (Miscanthus sinensis) is a lovely ornamental grass grown for its rose-pink, slightly pendant flower plumes on display from late summer on. Flowering earlier than many Miscanthus varieties, they delicately change to silvery white as they mature and provide good winter interest. They rise gracefully, well above the elegant foliage of narrow, arching green leaves with prominent white midribs, which turn to orange gold shades in the fall.

  • Deciduous, this Maiden Grass can be easily grown in a dense, upright clump up to 5-6 feet tall (150-180 cm) and 5 ft wide (150 cm). Standing out beautifully in the garden, its fine-textured foliage sways gracefully in the slightest breeze and delicately softens any landscapes.
  • Preferring full sun in moderately fertilemoistwell-drained soils, this Maiden Grass is generally pest and disease free! Protect from excessive winter wet. Drought and salt tolerant, it is deer and rabbit resistant but attracts birds.
  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society (2001)
  • Very versatile, it can be used as a graceful accent plant in the garden, massed to create screens or hedges, planted in borderscoastal gardens, city gardens, cottage gardens or prairie plantings.
  • Cut foliage to the ground in late winter before new shoots appear. Propagate by seed sown in pots in a cold frame in spring or by division in spring.
  • The species form of Miscanthus sinensis is invasive in several US states. The invasive potential is of less concern for many of its ornamental cultivars, some of which are sterile. However, as a general rule, do not plant more than one cultivar on your property, and use only a vegetatively propagated cultivar that has shown little or no evidence of self-seeding in your area.

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Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 9
Heat Zones 1 – 9
Climate Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Ornamental Grasses
Plant Family Miscanthus - Maiden Grasses
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 5' – 6' (150cm – 180cm)
Spread 4' – 5' (120cm – 150cm)
Spacing 60" – 72" (150cm – 180cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit, Salt
Attracts Birds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage, Modern Garden, Prairie and Meadow

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Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 9
Heat Zones 1 – 9
Climate Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Ornamental Grasses
Plant Family Miscanthus - Maiden Grasses
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 5' – 6' (150cm – 180cm)
Spread 4' – 5' (120cm – 150cm)
Spacing 60" – 72" (150cm – 180cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit, Salt
Attracts Birds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage, Modern Garden, Prairie and Meadow

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