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Miscanthus sinensis Malepartus / Maiden Grass

    Miscanthus sinensis Malepartus / Maiden Grass


    Miscanthus Malepartus is an ornamental grass that adds a striking vertical element to any garden. This cultivar is named after Malepartus Garden in Germany, where it was originally discovered.

    Product Characteristics:
    • Height: 180-240 cm (6-8 ft)
    • Spread: 90-120 cm (3-4 ft)
    • Flower color: reddish-bronze
    • Flowering period: late summer to early fall
    • Foliage: green, turning golden in the fall
    • Sunlight requirements: full sun to partial shade
    • Soil requirements: well-draining soil, adaptable to a range of soil types
    • Hardiness Zone: 5

    Miscanthus Malepartus can be used as a striking focal point in a garden or as a backdrop to other plants. Its tall stature makes it ideal for screening and creating privacy in larger landscapes.

    This cultivar is known for its strong, upright growth habit and impressive size. It is also drought-tolerant and low maintenance once established.

    Companion Plants:

    • Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Blue Spire' - The airy blue flowers of this Russian sage provide a light and airy contrast to the denser form of Miscanthus Malepartus.
    • Hemerocallis 'Stella de Oro' - The bright yellow flowers of this daylily contrast beautifully with the deep green foliage of Miscanthus Malepartus.
    • Molinia caerulea 'Skyracer' - This moor grass has a similar form and height to Miscanthus Malepartus and its feathery flower heads provide a nice contrast to the dense blades.

    Care Instructions:
    Miscanthus Malepartus prefers well-draining soil and full sun to partial shade. Water regularly until established and then only during dry spells. Cut back in late winter or early spring before new growth appears.

    Final Thoughts:
    Miscanthus Malepartus is a stunning ornamental grass that adds height and drama to any garden. Its impressive size and hardy nature make it a great choice for large landscapes or as a focal point in a smaller garden.