Plant Family / Miscanthus - Maiden Grasses
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. Very gifted, these perennial grasses are easy to grow, wonderful in winter, add elegance and movement to the landscape, are generally pest and disease free and require little maintenance. Traditionally used in Japan in decorative art and gardens, Miscanthus made a royal entrance into the occidental gardens about a century ago, thanks to their spectacular feathery plumes towering above their graceful arching foliage and their year-long interest in the garden.
Native to the Himalaya, Miscanthus nepalensis is a very beautiful ornamental grass grown for its delicate silky, creamy flower plumes on display in late summer. Arching gracefully above the lush foliage of green leaves, they persist into the fall and remain architectural throughout winter.
Tall and majestic, award-winner Maiden Grass 'Grosse Fontane' (Miscanthus sinensis) or 'Large Fountain' in English, is an impressive ornamental grass with attractive, airy plumes which emerge red in mid-late summer and turn shiny silvery-white in the fall.
Compact and free-flowering, award-winner Maiden Grass 'Kleine Fontane' (Miscanthus sinensis) or 'Little Fountain' in English, is a lovely ornamental grass with attractive, airy plumes which emerge red in mid to late summer and turn shiny silvery-white in the fall. Remaining attractive all winter, they rise well above a graceful foliage of narrow, arching green leaves adorned with white midribs.
Ideal for small gardens! Quite compact, award-winner Maiden Grass 'Kleine Silberspinne' (Miscanthus sinensis) or 'Little Silver Spider' in English, is a remarkable ornamental grass for many reasons.
Extremely compact, Maiden Grass 'Little Kitten' (Miscanthus sinensis) is perfect for small gardens.
Regarded as the best of all Miscanthus species and cultivars, 'Morning Light' enjoys a unique and exquisite vase shape that stands out beautifully in the garden
Reliable and robust, award-winner Maiden Grass 'SilberFeder' or 'Silver Feather' in English, is an impressive ornamental grass with tall, airy plumes which emerge sparkling pinkish-silver in late summer and turn shining silvery-white in the fall
Compact and good-looking! Its fine-textured foliage, which consists of arching, silvery-green leaves born on short, upright stems, creates an exquisite fountain shape that stands out beautifully and sways gracefully in the slightest breeze, delicately softening any landscapes.
Tall and spectacular, award-winner Maiden Grass 'Cosmopolitan' is a fabulous ornamental grass grown for its luminous, variegated foliage of arching green leaves with creamy margins and pale green midribs, which turn to golden yellow in the fall, before fading to straw-beige by winter