Family: Poaceae

Scientific Name: Miscanthus sinensis Dixieland

Common Name: Dixieland Maiden Hair Grass


Dixieland Miscanthus (Miscanthus sinensis) A compact variegated Maiden Grass.

Plant TypeGrass Ornamental
Hardiness Zone(5)
Moistureavenge, moist
Soil & Siteaverage, moist
Flowerstiny reddish-tinged flowers, borne on tassel-like inflorescences, late summer, maturing to silvery white plume
Leavesgrass-like, white variegated
Stemsshort rhizomes
Dimensionslisted as 3-4 by 3-4 feet, I have seen mature clumps at about 6 by 6, upright clumping with ascending lower outside leaves
Maintenancefor interest, structure and form allow plants to remain through the winter than cut back plants in the spring
Native SiteSpecies plants native to the slopes, low lands and mountains of Japan. Also native to southern Korea and China.
Cultivar OriginIntroduced by Kurt Bluemel, Bluemel Nursery, Maryland (USA)
Misc FactsAKA: Maiden Hair Grass
Notes & Reference#92-The Encyclopedia of Ornamental Grass (Greenlee), #103-The Color Encyclopedia of Ornamental Grasses (Darke)
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