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Miscanthus sinensis Malepartus

Malepartus Maiden Grass

Large, burgundy flowers stand well above the arching foliage. Fall foliage is bronze-burgundy in colour. Plumes change to golden-red in the fall, then to silvery-white for the winter.

  • »  Broad green leaves with a silver midrib arch gracefully on sturdy upright stems
  • »  Foliage turns shades of red and bronze in the fall
  • »  Bloom Time: August to November
  • »  Flower Type: Feathery panicles, 35 cm long
  • »  Flower Colour: Deep pink changing to mahogany-red, then silver
  • »  Flower Height: 200 cm
  • »  Foliage Height: 125-150 cm
  • »  Grass Type: Warm Season

  • Category:Grasses
  • Hardiness Zone:4
  • Height:125-200 cm
  • Spread:100-150 cm
  • Bloom Color: Burgundy
Full Sun
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Birds
Growth Rate
Deer Resistant
Flowering Time
Lt. Sum-Fall
Foliage Color
Landscape uses
Screening (privacy)
Planting instructions
Container Plants
Additional Information about Miscanthus sinensis 'Malepartus'

Warm Season Grasses: These grasses are much slower starting in the spring. They do not push new growth until temperatures warm in early to midsummer. They flower later in the summer or fall with most blooms remaining into the winter. Most warm season grasses tolerate heat, humidity and drought; some even thrive in these conditions.


Growing & Maintenance Tips for Miscanthus sinensis 'Malepartus'

Plants should be divided, in the spring, every few years, to maintain freshness. Foliage can be left standing all winter, however, it should be pruned early to mid-spring to make way for new growth.