Go Back Far East Maiden Grass

Miscanthus sinensis 'Ferner Osten'
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Plant Type: Grasses

A broad upright clump, mid green and glaucous. Tall erect green foliage with a silvery white midrib which turns copper red in autumn. Spectacular wine red plumes which darken to brown then fade to beige in the autumn.

A truly handsome grass. Thinner leaves, and more open. Greatly appreciated and loved by the prairie style garden disciples.They are perennials with a long flowering season, outstanding autumn colors and winter interest.

Short, narrow, green leaves arch gracefully on upright stems, forming a tight clump
Leaf blades are not as dense along the main stems, as most other miscanthus cultivars
Foliage turns a golden-tan in the fall, remaining through the winter
Flower Type: feathery panicles
Flower Color: reddish-purple turning to silver-white
Bloom Time: September to October

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Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Likes moist soil and are not fussy about types, free-draining to heavy but not waterlogged. Large, bold, hardy, drought tolerant, easy to grow.

Flower Color

Foliage Color

Green with white midrib

Plant Spread

5-6 ft.

Good Companions

Other grasses and sun loving perennials

Plant Height

4-5 ft.

Scape Height

Hardness Zone


Soil Moisture

Moist soil

Characteristics & Attributes


Hardy, Drought tolerant, Long flowering season

Bloom Time

Late summer/fall

Critter Resistance

deer, rabbits


Full sun

Growth Rate

slow in spring, but fast during summer

Seasonal Interests

Fall and winter interest