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    Miscanthus sinensis 'Yaku Jima'

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    Miscanthus sinensis 'Yaku Jima' (7994782941439)
    Miscanthus sinensis 'Yaku Jima' (7994782941439)
    Miscanthus sinensis 'Yaku Jima' (7994782941439)

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    Yaku Jima Dwarf Maiden Grass

    Yaku Jima Dwarf Maiden Grass

    Miscanthus sinensis 'Yaku Jima'

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    Plant Type
    Grass
    Seasonality
    Deciduous
    Mature height
    2-4 ft.
    Mature Width
    3-4 ft.
    Sun exposure
    Sun/Part Sun
    Watering
    Moderate
    Growth Rate
    Fast
    Grows Well in Zones
    5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Flowering Season
    Summer, Fall
    Characteristics
    Flowering, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant
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    Description

    Yaku Jima Dwarf Maiden Grass is a beautiful ornamental grass that adds texture, color, and movement to the landscape. This elegant compact grass is mesmerizing in the garden with its undulating leaves and tassel-like flowers that sway gracefully in the wind that will surely turn heads. Also commonly known as dwarf silver grass or dwarf eulalia grass, Miscanthus sinensis 'Yaku Jima' is sure to capture your attention with its delicate appearance and hypnotic 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 ‘Yaku Jima’ 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.

    Unlike ‘Adagio’, which is similar in size, ‘Yaku Jima’ is not a specific clone but was originally introduced to the U.S.from seed. It is generally considered a dwarf form of ‘Gracillimus’. Both are dwarf Maiden Grasses and are good choices for small gardens.

    This visually striking grass looks stunning planted in masses or as an accent plant. Miscanthus sinensis 'Yaku Jima' 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 'Yaku Jima' can be used to create a natural privacy screen, as the dense foliage and height provide excellent coverage.

    Low maintenance with some drought tolerance, Yaku Jima 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 'Yaku Jima' is sure to bring beauty and movement to your outdoor space.

    Plant care

    Miscanthus sinensis 'Yaku Jima’ is a low-maintenance plant that requires minimal care. It prefers moist, well-draining loam soil and full sun to part shade, and once established, it is drought-tolerant.

    Water deeply and regularly the first few months after planting to allow the roots to grow and become established in the soil. Drought tolerant once established but looks best with supplemental water, especially during hot summers.

    Prune in late winter or early spring to make way for new growth in spring. Cut foliage back to 3-5 inches above the ground. Fertilizer is not necessary but applying a balanced fertilizer like G&B Organics All Purpose Fertilizer (4-4-4) in spring will promote healthy growth.

    Miscanthus grass is extremely hardy as well as pest and disease resistant. It is also deer, rabbit, pollution, and salt tolerant.

    ‘Yaku Jima’ is sometimes spelled ‘Yakushima’

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