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Purple Miscanthus Grass



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Purple Maiden Grass has graceful form accentuated by a kaleidoscope of color. Foliage emerges green with red accents that deepen throughout summer. Fall brings fiery orange-red color that turns burgundy by winter. Silver-pink plumes emerge in late summer and mature to creamy white as seeds develop. Both seed heads and burgundy color persist through winter. (Miscanthus sinensis ‘Purpurascens’)

Zones 5 - 9
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Birds
Attract Birds
Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow
Winter Interest
Winter Interest
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size 36-48" tall, 24-36" wide
Bloom Time Folliage plant all season

Plant Information

36-48" tall x 24-36"’ wide. Purple Maiden Grass grows as a compact, upright clump with long, flowing blades. Fine texture and lasting color provide an enduring focal point for beds and containers. Plant solo as an accent or specimen, or plant in masses in borders, cottage-style gardens, and meadows. Plants perform best in full sun, but tolerate light shade where they will have a looser structure and decreased flowering. Tolerates a range of soils from sand to clay, preferring moist soils but withstanding drought and dry soils. A good selection for managing erosion and planting near walnut trees. The silky plumes are used cut or dried, and attract birds to the garden. Leave foliage standing over winter for interest and to protect the plant crown. Cut back in late winter before new growth emerges.
Associated SKUs
ASLKH31 (Plant - 3.5" pot)
ASLKH09 (Tray of 9)
ASLKH18 (Tray of 18)
Common Name Purple Maiden Grass, Purple Silver Grass, Flame Grass
Botanical Name Miscanthus sinensis Purpurascens
Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Height 36-48" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 24-36" wide
Growth Rate Medium
Bloom Time Folliage plant all season
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Potted Plant
Foliage Color Variegated
Foliage Green blades with a reddish tint. Produces reddish plumes in late summer that turn soft white in fall.
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Birds, Easy to Grow, Winter Interest
Prohibited In Massachusetts
Ideal Region Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No


Shipping begins in mid April based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Some perennials are shipped as potted plants, some as perennial roots packed in peat.  The ‘Plant Information’ section describes how that item will ship. All perennials and spring-planted bulbs are packaged to withstand shipping and are fully-guaranteed. Please open upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

Perennials and spring-planted bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.

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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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