Miscanthus sinensis 'Adagio' is a beautiful, compact, ornamental grass that's sure to add texture, color, and movement to the landscape. This compact grass adds a soft, romantic touch in the garden with its undulating leaves and tassel-like flowers that sway gracefully in the wind that is sure to turn heads. Also commonly known as dwarf silver grass or dwarf eulalia grass, Miscanthus sinensis 'Adagio' is sure to capture your attention with its delicate appearance and mesmerizing movement.
This warm season grass is a dwarf Maiden Grass that forms finely-textured dense clumps 2-3 ft. tall and 3-4 ft. wide with showy plumes that rise above the foliage up to 5 ft. tall. Miscanthus sinensis ‘Adagio’ has narrow, arching leaves that are a rich green color, with a silvery-white midrib that gives them a unique, almost iridescent quality. In fall, when the grass begins to go dormant, the foliage color changes into a golden amber then fades to beige. Tall feathery, pink-hued plumes appear in late summer and gradually mature to silvery-white. Both the flowers and foliage last throughout the winter providing interest in the winter garden.
This visually striking grass looks stunning planted in masses or as an accent plant. Miscanthus sinensis 'Adagio' can be used in a wide variety of garden styles. In modern gardens, mass plantings create a simple, minimalist look, while in cottage gardens, it can be mixed with other flowering plants for a more naturalistic feel. This dwarf maiden grass will add tranquility in any Asian inspired garden. Use in containers to add height, texture, and movement to the courtyard, balcony, or patio. Additionally, Miscanthus sinensis 'Adagio' can be used to create a natural privacy screen, as the dense foliage and height provide excellent coverage.
Low maintenance and some drought tolerance, Adagio Dwarf Maiden Grass is a great choice for busy gardeners who want a beautiful garden without a lot of work. Whether used as a focal point or as part of a mixed border, Miscanthus sinensis 'Adagio' is sure to bring beauty and movement to your outdoor space.