How to Grow Maiden Grass


Maiden Grass is a perennial grass that grows in upright clumps and moves gracefully with the wind. Maiden Grass is a popular plant that is tolerant of a wide variety of conditions. Plant Maiden Grass in full sun. Leave the dried stems for winter interest.

  • Purchase Maiden Grass from a local nursery. Choose a Maiden Grass with the height and width requirement that will fit the landscape. The average Maiden Grass grows to five feet tall and four feet wide.

  • Choose a spot in full sun. A partial sun location can be tolerated if the area receives at least 6 hours of sun daily. Maiden Grass can be used as a focal point in the garden.

  • Dig a hole 2 inches deeper and wider than the root ball of the Maiden Grass.

  • Remove the Maiden Grass from the nursery container and place the root ball in the hole. Fill with dirt and mound the dirt slightly around the base of the Maiden Grass.

  • Water the Maiden Grass thoroughly. Slowly soak the area around the Maiden Grass.

  • Mulch lightly around the base of the Maiden Grass using a natural mulch material.

  • Enjoy the beauty of Maiden Grass year round. Maintain the Maiden Grass simply by cutting the dried grass down to 12 inches in the spring.

Tips & Warnings

  • Maiden Grass can be grown from seed. Follow the instructions on the seed packet.
  • Do not fertilize Maiden Grass. Maiden Grass grows best in soil that is not chemically fertilized. Apply a light layer of compost in the spring.
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