Miscanthus sinensis ‘Dixieland’ (Dwarf Maiden Grass)

Height: 3-4 feet
Spread: 3-4 feet
Light: Full sun. Too much shade will make the plants floppy.
Soil: Moist, well-drained soil is best, but can handle heavy clay and dry conditions once established.
Description: 'Dixieland' is a densely-tufted, dwarf eulalia grass cultivar which forms a clump of arching, variegated green leaves with white stripes. This cultivar is basically a dwarf form of the popular Miscanthus sinensis 'Variegatus', but with a more erect habit. Tiny reddish-tinged flowers in tassel-like inflorescences appear in late summer, maturing to silvery white plumes. Awesome seedheads appear in late summer and last through winter. Cut back in early spring (Feb/March) to avoid winter crown rot.

Photo: Missouri Botanical Garden (Plant Finder)
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