Miscanthus sinensis 'Malepartus'

Maiden Grass

Tips for Homeowners:

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

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A very graceful and colorful grass that is especially beautiful in late summer and fall.

  • Early blooming pink flower plumes aging to silver
  • Vibrant foliages in shades of red, orange and bronze
  • Low maintenance

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

Height: 5-7 ft
Spread: 5-7 ft
Zone: 5-9
Color: Pink, Silver

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
  • Cut Flower/ Foliage
  • Fall Color
  • Ornamental Grass
  • Mass Planting
  • Dried Flower/Foliage
  • Long Blooming
  • Great Foliage
  • Border or Bed
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Low Maintenance
  • Specimen

Foliage Color:

  • Red
  • Orange
  • Bronze
  • Green


  • Full Sun

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant
  • Rabbit Resistant


  • Upright

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer
  • Fall

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Fall

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water