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Adagio Maiden Grass planted in a landscape, long green grass foliage with golden brown wispy seed clusters

A GRACEFUL FOUNTAIN OF FINE FOLIAGE AND PRODUCES ELEGANT PLUMES 

FEATURES:

  • In early spring, foliage is silvery green that arches out like a fountain 
  • In the fall, foliage transforms into a whirl of burgundy and gold in the fall 
  • Flower plumes emerge above the foliage in rustic bronze shades that will fade to pink than white as autumn rolls around
  • Ornamental and shows brilliant colors all year-round 
  • Low-maintenance, easy to grow, and pest tolerant 
  • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
  • Ships in a plant-safe designed box
  • Due to federal and state laws, we are unable to ship to: NY

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 5-9
  • Mature Height: 4-5' tall
  • Mature Width: 3-4' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun/Part Sun
  • Spacing: 2-5' apart

Adagio Maiden Grass

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Miscanthus sinensis 'Adagio'

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A GRACEFUL FOUNTAIN OF FINE FOLIAGE AND PRODUCES ELEGANT PLUMES 

FEATURES:

  • In early spring, foliage is silvery green that arches out like a fountain 
  • In the fall, foliage transforms into a whirl of burgundy and gold in the fall 
  • Flower plumes emerge above the foliage in rustic bronze shades that will fade to pink than white as autumn rolls around
  • Ornamental and shows brilliant colors all year-round 
  • Low-maintenance, easy to grow, and pest tolerant 
  • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
  • Ships in a plant-safe designed box
  • Due to federal and state laws, we are unable to ship to: NY

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 5-9
  • Mature Height: 4-5' tall
  • Mature Width: 3-4' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun/Part Sun
  • Spacing: 2-5' apart

Why plant Adagio Maiden Grass?

If you’re a musician, you know the word Adagio means a slow and easy pace, and that’s the feeling you get from Adagio Maiden Grass in your landscape. This easy-to-please Fringe makes a lush, fountain-like mound of slender green leaves. When the wind blows, this graceful Fringe sways along with it. In late summer, you’ll take notice of the stately white plumes emerging above the foliage. When sited with the sunlight behind them, the plumes shimmer and glow in a mesmerizing way. An easygoing Fringe for beds, borders, and large containers, Adagio hits all the right notes!

Maiden Grass is an Asian Fringe, native to Japan, China, Taiwan, and Korea, though it is loved all over the world in countless different forms. This particular selection was introduced by the late, legendary plantsman Kurt Bluemel. Bluemel was born in what is now the Czech Republic, but he fled to Germany with his family at the age of 13 when the Communists took power in 1945. Overnight he went from schoolboy to political refugee. He had to help support his family at that tender age and first worked as a farmhand and later as a nursery worker. He eventually emigrated to the U.S. and became a well-respected nurseryman in Maryland.

How to use Adagio Maiden Grass in the landscape?

Adagio Maiden Grass plumes look sensational when added to fresh or dry arrangements. They’ll make you look like a professional floral designer! You can cut as many as you like, too—the plumes are produced so profusely that you’ll never know they’re missing.

Planting Zones

Hardiness Zone: 5-9

How To Plant Adagio Maiden Grass

Adagio Maiden Grass is a fast-growing and easy-to-please Fringe. It will perform best in all-day sun and appreciates regular water and well-drained soil. Too much water or fertilizer can lead to floppy growth, so don’t overdo it. Adagio has proven to be invasive in areas with long growing seasons, and some states have banned its sale. It cannot be shipped to Connecticut or New York.

How To Water

Water your Adagio grasses weekly, then more often in extreme heat or drought. When planted in containers, you'll want to water more frequently.

How To Fertilize

Adagio Maiden Grass is not one that requires fertilization to ensure the best possible outcomes, but you may feed your plant if it needs that extra boost. We recommend using our Elements Starter Plant Food during springtime for a promising growing season.

How To Prune

To help keep your Maiden Grass healthy, prune back dead fronds in the late winter and early spring or ensure space for new growth. Old specimens may be rejuvenated by division; simply dig up chunks in late spring shortly after growth has resumed and replant.


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