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Miscanthus sinensis 'Malepartus' (Maiden Grass)

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


Vigorous and free-flowering, Maiden Grass 'Malepartus' (Miscanthus sinensis) is a spectacular ornamental grass grown for its abundant and huge, pink-tinged flower plumes on display in late summer. Flowering earlier than most Miscanthus, they delicately change to silver as they mature and provide excellent winter interest. They rise gracefully above an elegant foliage of narrow, arching, green leaves with white midribs, which turn beautiful shades of red, orange and bronze in fall. A fabulous focal point in the garden!

  • Deciduous, this perennial grass can be easily grown in a dense, upright clump up to 6-7 feet tall (180-210 cm) and 3-4 ft wide (90-120 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!
  • 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 6' – 7' (180cm – 210cm)
Spread 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spacing 24" – 40" (60cm – 100cm)
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, 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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© Martin Ogden and www.teddingtongardener.com, Teddington Gardener

While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


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 6' – 7' (180cm – 210cm)
Spread 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spacing 24" – 40" (60cm – 100cm)
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, 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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