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Cultural Details for Miscanthus sinensis 'Graziella'

Common Name:
Graziella Maiden Grass

Growth Rate:
Forms a rounded clump of arching leaves

Average Mature Height:
4-6' tall (7' when in flower)

Average Mature Width:
4-6' wide

Flower Details:
Blooms earlier than most Miscanthus cultivars. Tiny white flowers appear in tassel-like inflorescences above the foliage in late summer, gradually turning into silvery white plumes as the seeds mature.

Fruit Details:

Fall Color:
Foliage turns orange-red in fall, but fades to straw-beige by winter.

Bark Details:

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:

Native Habitat:
Japan, Korea, and China

Other Features:
Exceptional beauty and variability; always clump forming. Flower plumes persist well into winter providing good winter interest.

Culture and Care:
Plant in average to evenly moist, well-drained soil in full sun. Hardy to zones 5-9

This plant was blooming:

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:
Bed 172, Bed 184

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets.
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database.