Miscanthus sinensis Purpurascens

Purple Maiden Grass, Flame Grass

Type: Perennials,Grasses
Height: Tall 4-5' (5-6' in flower) (Plant 20" apart)
Bloom Time: Fall to Late Fall
Sun-Shade: Full Sun
Zones: 5-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Clay, Sandy
Flower / Accent: Not Applicable / Not Applicable
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep
Spectacular fall color and cold hardiness make this Miscanthus stand out. Foliage shows maroon wash turning reddish orange in fall - contrasting nicely with the feathery white plumes. Reddish-tinged flowers appear on tassel-like plumes above the foliage in late summer and in fall gradually become creamy white. Burgundy foliage and creamy white plumes remain long into winter. Picture-perfect with sunshine highlighting the silky plumes.

Features to Note:

  • Winter Interest
  • Good for Dried Flowers
  • Seaside/Salt Tolerant
  • Deer Resistant
  • Hot Dry Site Tolerant
  • For a Sunny Spot
  • Web Only

Miscanthus General Information:

Miscanthus are the royalty of the grass kingdom, with billowy texture, silky tassels, many different heights and colorations, and great winter interest. Seeds are carried by a feathery plume above the plant. Pleasing sound when rustling in the wind. Deer resistant. Good for hot dry spots, also dries easily. Ornamental grasses are restricted from Oregon.

Miscanthus Plant Care:

Cut foliage back in late winter before new shoots appear. Divide in late spring when needed. Shear back foliage, divide clumps with a sharp spade, and discard woody centers. Replant divisions and water well. May self sow for our Southern gardeners. Cut off plumes to prevent seeding. Benefits from a well drained winter site.

$10.95 ea.
(3+) $10.50 ea.
Fall 2014
Plant Code: MIPU