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Dwarf Maiden Grass Yaku Jima’
Miscanthus sinensis ‘Yaku Jima’


Planted as a border or in clumps to accent your landscape with good point of interest.

Not Native


Miscanthus sinensis 'Yaku-jima' is noted for being a smaller form of the much larger wild species. This makes it a great plant for the smaller garden. 'Yaku-jima' is very similar to 'Adagio' the difference being 'Yaku-jima' is slightly larger and the leaves are narrower. Pinkish flowers appear in tassel-like inflorescences above the foliage in September, gradually turning into beige plumes as the seeds mature. The foliage turns yellowish after frost, but quickly fades to straw-beige by winter. Flower plumes persist well into winter providing good winter interest. It can be used in combination with annuals to provide stature and variety of texture. It looks particularly good when planted with large-leaved perennials for contrast.


Average size in the landscape: ALS-4'T x 3'W

Average height: 4' w/bloom

Color: Cream-Pink colored plume

Bloom Time: Fall

Exposure: Full Sun to Part Shade

Water Usage: Drought tolerant once established

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