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Ornamental Grass, Miscanthus sinensis ‘Dixieland’

Dixieland’ is a Dwarf Variegated Maiden Grass that is more compact for smaller spaces! It has graceful variegated leaves of creamy-white and green that almost glows in the landscape. Magical silvery-pink flower plumes sprout in August and can be enjoyed throughout most of the winter. ‘Dixieland’ has a strong arching form that stands up to wind and rain, unlike other variegated Miscanthus, which tend to flop over. This ornamental grass is tough & fast growing, preferring any well drained soil – yet not too fertile. They are drought tolerant and love full sun, so good for dry spots. Mulch in autumn, cut back hard in late winter, then divide clumps every few years.

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Plant Details +

Size #1
Height 3-4'
Spacing 3-4' wide
Hardiness Zones 6-9
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade
Foliage Creamy-White and Green
Flower Silky, Silvery, Reddish-Pink in Late Summer
Bloomtime Aug.-Feb.

General Information +

Botanical: Miscanthus sinensis 'Dixieland'

Common: Ornamental Maiden Grass or Japanese Silver Grass

Family: Poaceae

General Characteristics: Sun loving drought tolerant plant. Architectural plant - ideal as a 'stand out' plant. Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils. The silky pink plumes, which appear in late summer, are very showy. A good choice for containers. Ornamental Grasses are gaining in popularity all over the U.S. due to their undemanding nature and long lasting, year round beauty. There is nothing that adds such interesting forms, textures and movement to a garden, than with this diverse plant group. They can be planted along banks of ponds, incorporated into perennial gardens, grouped together, utilized as a ground cover along walkways, paths or on steep banks. They aren't fussy about soil requirements, are drought tolerant as well as insect and disease resistant.

Tip: This selection should not need staking like its taller cousin. It provides a strong white element to the landscape which is especially pronounced when planted in front of larger shrubs or evergreens. Very hardy and drought tolerant. Prefers well-draining soil and full sun. Miscanthus is easy to grow and is a good choice for beginners. It will grow in almost any soil, from loose sand to heavy clay, and does not require good drainage. Grow this grass in full sun except in warmer regions where some afternoon shade is best. Fertilization is not necessary. Divide Miscanthus in spring or early summer to give it time to establish its roots before winter arrives. Only in the mildest of climates should it be divided in the fall.

Use: Great for a strong white element in the landscape that is especially nice when planted in front of larger shrubs or evergreens. A wonderful specimen grass for all season appeal. It is also versatile from a design standpoint; it can be used as a specimen, for massing or screening, in large containers, or at the pond's edge. Plant this grass where its wonderful winter interest can be enjoyed.

Planting/Care Instructions +

Pests or Diseases: Deer Resistant! No serious insect or disease problems.

Planting Instructions: Dig a hole large enough to hold the roots. Fill the hole with water and position the plant so the crown (where the root meets the stem) is just slightly below the soil line. Fill the hole with soil and water again. A slow release fertilizer may be used each spring, though it's not necessary.