Miscanthus sinensis

Maiden Grass

Tips for Homeowners:

Cut back to the ground in late winter or early spring before new growth appears.

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Maiden grass is easy to grow, has wonderful beauty in winter, adds drama and movement to the landscape and is generally pest and disease free.

Grasses are perfect planted as an accent in the perennial border, screening, waterside or on its own in the landscape.

Height: 3-5 ft
Spread: 3-5 ft
Zone: 5-9

Interesting Notes about Maiden Grass:

Grasses offer architecture, movement and beauty in the landscape throughout the year. Ornamentally we are enchanted with their arching foliage and airy pink blossoms. We get to enjoy the contrast of their leaves with frost and snow, and then are happy to start all over again in the spring.

Characteristics & Attributes


  • Winter Interest
  • Border or Bed
  • Fast Growing
  • Heat Tolerant
  • Specimen
  • Mass Planting
  • Disease Resistant
  • Cut Flower/ Foliage
  • Low Maintenance
  • Naturalizing
  • Great Foliage
  • Dried Flower/Foliage
  • Ornamental Grass
  • Rock Garden

Foliage Color:

  • Green


  • Full Sun

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant


  • Upright

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Fall
  • Summer

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water