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Miscanthus sinensis Autumn Light (Maiden Grass)

Pinkish-red feathery plumes emerge high above green, finely textured foliage that turns shades of yellow, gold and burgundy in fall. The foliage, if left to grow tall, provides winter interest and can be used as shading or screening. Moderate growth rate. 

Blooms late summer to winter
HARDY to -20 °F (-28.9 °C)
4-8 ft tall x 4-5 ft spread
Salt tolerant
Tolerant to juglone
Attracts birds 


Zone Zone 5
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade
Moisture Moderate Moisture