Miscanthus sinensis ‘Adagio’ produces fine-textured, narrow leaves and grows in a stylish, compact, rounded shape. At four feet, five with bloom, this dwarf Miscanthus is sought-after for small patios and gardens. Dwarf Maiden Grass is also prized for use in borders and massed plantings, or as a foreground for larger Maiden Grass cultivars. It puts on a lovely display in late summer when fan-shaped, rose-coloured flowers rise above the foliage. Leaves turn a beautiful burgundy shade in fall. Dwarf Maiden Grass can be left standing for winter interest; cut back in spring before new growth appears. The cultivar name ‘Adagio’ comes from the Italian ad agio, meaning “at ease,” a term used in music and ballet to signify slow movements. Miscanthus sinensis‘ Adagio’ certainly complies as it dances with the slightest wind. feathery creamy-white flowering spikes. In Winter the leaves turn a pleasant straw yellow and persist for some while.
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Miscanthus can be deciduous or evergreen grasses with tufted or spreading habit, erect stems bearing arching, linear leaves and terminal panicles of silky spikelets in late summer or autumn
‘Adagio’ is a an elegant, clump-forming deciduous grass to 1.25m tall, with long, narrow, grey-green, arching leaves that turn orange and yellow in autumn. Pink-tinged, tassel-like flower heads in summer turn creamy-white in autumn
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