Maiden Grass –
There are many selections of Miscanthus now available, but this is by far the most popular of all. Plants form a graceful, upright mound of narrow green foliage that stays attractive from summer right through the winter. Coppery-pink plumes appear in late fall, although sometimes not at all in cool summer regions. The foliage dries and turns a light tan shade for the winter. Useful as a specimen, in the border, or for mass planting. Trim to the ground in late winter or early spring. Clumps may be divided in spring before new growth appears.
Winchester Gardens generally stocks this item.
Hibiscus – Silky, open hibiscus flowers show off well against miscanthus in late summer and fall. They enjoy similar conditions.
Sunflower, perennial – Lemon Queen sunflower has masses of pale yellow flowers in fall and highlights the attractive foliage of miscanthus.
Meadowsweet – Tall, summer-blooming queen-of-the-prairie displays cotton-candy puffs of blooms that look great with miscanthus.
Dahlia – Red, yellow, or orange dahlias, especially those with dark foliage, make fine companions for miscanthus in sunny borders.