More Information About Miscanthus
Miscanthus (Maiden Grass) is renowned for its versatility as a perennial, salt- and deer-resistant, tall ornamental grass. New introductions of miscanthus grass for sale from Germany and Japan have improved stature, foliage color, and flower heads. It is our goal to continually offer you the best and newest of the distinct, garden-worthy ornamental maiden grass for sale.
Many of the popular hybrid miscanthus for sale are variegated (e.g., Miscanthus 'Morning Light') and many Maiden grasses also have attractive seed heads. Variegated ornamental grasses (like Miscanthus 'Gold Bar') offer a color contrast in the garden as well as a pleasing habit.
A few selections of Miscanthus sinensis are controversial because they re-seed excessively, primarily in disturbed sites. We continually discard any Miscanthus sinensis that displays this tendency from our trials...gardeners should do the same. If you live in or near a natural ecosystem, the highly fertile Miscanthus sinensis selections are not recommended. In our seed viability tests, Miscanthus 'Cabaret' and Miscanthus x giganteus have proven to be sterile and good for sensitive sites.
Maiden Grass looks great in large drifts on a hillside where the leaves and flower heads can be seen swaying in the wind. It is a tough, low maintenance plant which makes miscanthus grass perfect for rain gardens. The tall varieties of miscanthus grass are excellent screens too.