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Impressive 6 to 8 foot arching stems topped by feathery silver blooms makes Maiden Grass a wintertime favorite.

 

 

Easily grown in a wide range of soil types (from sandy soil to heavy clay), this ornamental grass prefers full sun and moderate moisture. It’s clump formation expands slowly by rhizomes, but it can self-seed easily and rapidly under the right conditions. Pinkish red blooms begin in August, gradually turn beige throughout the fall as seed heads form and finally end as delicate silver winter wisps. Leave clumps standing throughout the winter both for interest and as food for birds.

 

 

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