tall x 24-36"‘ wide. Purple Miscanthus Grass grows as a compact, upright
clump with long, flowing blades. Fine texture and lasting color provide a 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. Miscanthus Grass grows in a range of soils,
including sand and clay - it prefers moist soils but can withstand drought and
dry soils. A good selection for managing erosion and planting near walnut
trees. The silky plumes are used cut or dried in flower arrangements, and
attract birds to the garden. Leave foliage standing over winter, for habitat,
visual interest, and to protect the plant crown. Cut back in late winter or
spring before new growth emerges.
AM014234 (Plant - 3.5" Pot)
AM015757 (Tray of 18)
AM015758 (Tray of 9) - Out of stock.
Purple Maiden Grass, Purple Silver Grass, Flame Grass
Miscanthus sinensis Purpurascens
5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
|Estimated Mature Spread|
Folliage plant all season
Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Green blades with a reddish tint. Produces reddish plumes in late summer that turn soft white in fall.
Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Clay Soil
Average, Well Draining
Easy To Grow, Attract Birds, Deer Resistant, Good For Cut Flowers, Good For Dried Flowers, Winter Interest
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Spring / Summer, Fall
Massachusetts, New York
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