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Autumn Anthem Maiden Grass

Miscanthus sinensis 'Autumn Anthem'

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Autumn Anthem Maiden Grass (Miscanthus sinensis 'Autumn Anthem') at Studley's

Autumn Anthem Maiden Grass

Autumn Anthem Maiden Grass

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Autumn Anthem Maiden Grass (Miscanthus sinensis 'Autumn Anthem') at Studley's

Autumn Anthem Maiden Grass

Autumn Anthem Maiden Grass

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Plant Height:  4 feet

Flower Height:  6 feet

Spread:  5 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4b

Other Names:  Japanese Silver Grass

Brand:  Walters Gardens


This variety produces a dense, rounded, ball shaped clump of finely textured foliage with a narrow white midrib; a profusion of feathery cream plumes rise above in fall, and produce silvery-white seeds; great winter interest

Ornamental Features

Autumn Anthem Maiden Grass features bold plumes of creamy white flowers rising above the foliage in early fall. Its attractive grassy leaves are green in color with pointy white spines. The foliage often turns tan in fall. The white seed heads are carried on showy plumes displayed in abundance from early fall to mid winter.

Landscape Attributes

Autumn Anthem Maiden Grass is an herbaceous perennial grass with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Autumn Anthem Maiden Grass is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Vertical Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Autumn Anthem Maiden Grass will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity extending to 6 feet tall with the flowers, with a spread of 5 feet. It tends to be leggy, with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and should be underplanted with lower-growing perennials. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Articulation  Massing  Screening  Rock  Garden  Groundcover 
Flowers  Fruit  Foliage Color  Plant Form  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features


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