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Learn about several plant varieties and the planting information for each zone.

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variegated maiden grass can be invasive
Photo 4 of 13Miscanthus sinensis is a non-native invasive grass from Asia. It has been reported as invasive in natural areas throughout the Midwest and South.

Variegated Maiden Grass (4 of 13)

Plant in full sun
Can be invasive
Tolerant of a wide range of soil
Prune back to ground in late winter to early spring; fertilize in spring
Divide every few years in early spring
Height: 4-6 feet Width: 4-6 feet
Hardy in zones (4) 5-9:
Zone 4: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; mulch after first frost to prevent winter heaving; remove mulch in spring; avoid exposure to salt; plant may flop over in heavy snow or ice; may be marginally hardy in this zone.
Zone 5: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; mulch after first frost to prevent winter heaving; remove mulch in spring; avoid exposure to salt; plant may flop over in heavy snow or ice.
Zone 6: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; mulch in fall; remove mulch in spring; plant may flop over in heavy snow or ice.
Zone 7: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; mulch in fall; remove mulch in spring; plant may flop over in heavy snow or ice.
Zone 8: Plant in spring or early fall; plant in full; mulch in fall; remove mulch in spring.
Zone 9: Plant in spring or early fall; plant in full; mulch in fall; remove mulch in spring.

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