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Purple Miscanthus Grass

SKU: AM016201
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Purple Miscanthus Grass, or Maiden Grass, has graceful compact form highlighted by a kaleidoscope of color. Foliage emerges green, with red accents that deepen throughout summer, topped by silver-pink plumes in late summer. Fall brings a fiery orange-red color to foliage, turning burgundy by winter, which gives contrast to the plumes that turn to an icy white as seeds develop. Fluffy white seed heads and burgundy color endure through winter for year-round interest. (Miscanthus sinensis)
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Botanical Name
Miscanthus sinensis Purpurascens
Growing Zones
Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Attracts Birds, Deer Resistant, Easy To Grow, Cut Flowers, Dried Flowers, Winter Interest
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Height
36-48" tall.
Bloom Time
Folliage plant all season


36-48" 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.