Maiden Grass is graceful, tall, and clumping with a good arching structure. Its extremely narrow leaves are green with a silver vein and turn golden to bronze in the fall. It has attractive bronze seed heads in the summer that turn silvery and fluffy in the fall. This grass works well as a screen, as a foundation plant, or as a massing in low-maintenance areas. It prefers full sun to part shade but will flop and bloom less as the shade increases.
This plant will tolerate drought once established and a wide variety of soils, including heavy clay. It is low maintenance, only needing to be cut back once a year in early spring. It does not have any serious pest or disease problems in our area.