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Adagio Maiden Grass

Miscanthus sinensis ‘Adagio’ 


Looking for an ornamental grass with year-round interest? Adagio Maiden Grass, also known as Miscanthus Adagio, is the perfect choice. Versatile and easy-to-grow, this Maiden Grass thrives in nearly any landscape. It just needs sun and a little water to grow its signature dense clumps of elegant, arching grass. 

Plus, this ornamental grass looks good year-round. Cut back to a height of 6 inches in late winter or early spring, an array of silvery, spear-like leaves appears soon after. But that’s not all – as summer approaches, coppery tassels that turn into long, feathery plumes emerge, standing tall above the foliage. These plumes will last through winter, even after foliage turns yellow. The best part? Our Adagio Maiden Grass is an easy grower, tolerating everything from winter cold to heat and humidity, thriving in growing zones 5-9. It’s adaptable to clay or sandy soils, and can tolerate some shade. It’s even resistant to deer. 

Tall, dense clumps are perfect for planting along a property line, or hiding landscape elements like well housing or septic pumps. You can also use the Adagio Maiden Grass to anchor a natural garden, or accent a small pond.  


Plant in an area with full to partial sun (4-8 hours of sunlight per day). Select a location with well-drained soil and dig a hole that’s large enough to accommodate your Maiden Grass root ball. After you’ve planted, mulch the surrounding area and water to settle the roots.  


Water weekly, or more often in extreme heat or drought. If you plant your Maiden Grass in containers, you’ll also want to water more frequently. Check the soil and water when soil is dry to the touch two inches down.  



Prune your Adagio Maiden Grass down to the ground in late winter, just before new growth appears. 

Growing Information DiamondLawnCare 
Mature Height: 4-5 ft 
Mature Width: 3-4 ft 
Sunlight: Full to Partial Sun 
Bloom Time:  
Growth Rate: Fast 
Grows Well in Zones: 5-9 
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