The Plant Company

Bringing your garden to life


01403 740100

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The Plant Company
Coolham Road
West Chiltington
West Sussex
RH20 2LH

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Opening times:
Tuesday-Friday, 9:00-17:30.
Closed public holidays.


The Plants

Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus'

maiden grass

Photo of Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus'


A striking large grass. Arching leaves with a distinctive white stripe down the centre. It does not flower as reliably as other Miscanthus sinensis cultivars, but when it does, it produces lovely silky brown flowers that hang like tassels in late summer and last well into autumn. A vigorous, yet compact grass that holds its own as a colourful specimen and looks especially sensational when planted in a drift.


  • Grasses

Foliage: Deciduous

Hardiness: Hardy

Vigour: Medium growing


  • Beds and borders
  • Flower arranging
  • Cottage style garden
  • Contemporary style garden
  • Specimen

Special features

  • Attractive to wildlife
  • Low maintenance
  • Autumn interest
  • Architectural

Care instructions

Grow in moist but well-drained soil in full sun. Cut down to the ground in late winter, before the new foliage appears


Size: Large

Pot size: 2 litre

Eventual height: 130cm

Eventual spread: 120cm


  • Sun


  • South
  • East
  • West

Soil types

  • Sandy
  • Normal
  • Clay

Soil pH ranges

  • Acid
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline