Miscanthus sinensis - Maiden grass
About seventeen species of Miscanthus are native to warm regions of Africa
and Asia. Maiden grass is a popular ornamental
grass in Asia and the United States.
Dozens of varieties have been selected on the basis of plant size, flower color
and foliage color. Plants range from two to fourteen feet tall. Flowers are
white, pink or bronze in color. Foliage may be a variety of shades of green and
different widths. Foliage variegation includes lengthwise or cross stripes of
white or yellow. Maiden grass has been reported to be weedy in some gardens
further north but it does not seem to be a problem in northeast Florida.
See plants in the planting between buildings 39 and 50.
Herbaceous plant with leaves to about two feet tall. Flower spikes stand above the foliage.
Light: full sun to part shade
Water: drought tolerant when established
Soil: adaptable, no special requirements
This is an easy plant for northeast Florida. Grow in a sunny site with good drainage.