One of the best for fall color, award-winner Maiden Grass 'Ghana' (Miscanthus sinensis) is a very attractive ornamental grass grown for its reddish flower plumes on display from late summer on. 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, bright green leaves which turn a beautiful red-burgundy to golden yellow in fall. A very rewarding ornamental grass!
- 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 fertile, moist, well-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 borders, coastal 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.