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Miscanthus sinensis 'Silver Arrow'

Silver Arrow Maiden Grass

Maiden Grass

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Description

Silver Arrow Maiden Grass features bold plumes of rose flowers rising above the foliage in late summer. Its attractive grassy leaves are bluish-green in color with showy white variegation. The foliage often turns yellow in fall. The silver seed heads are carried on showy plumes displayed in abundance from early fall to late winter. The burgundy stems are very colorful and add to the overall interest of the plant.

Landscape Attributes

Silver Arrow Maiden Grass is an herbaceous perennial grass with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Silver Arrow Maiden Grass is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Vertical Accent;Mass Planting;Hedges/Screening;General Garden Use;Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Silver Arrow Maiden Grass will grow to be about 5 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It tends to be leggy, with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and should be underplanted with lower-growing perennials. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!

Light Requirement:

partial shade

full sun

Moisture:

average to moist

Cold Hardy to Zone:

4a

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Spread:

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Soil Type:

6 feet

4 feet

Deer Resistant:

false

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