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Miscanthus ‘Purpurascens’


Flame Grass

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 8.270.340


One of the most useful of the taller grasses, valued for its flower and foliage effect. Plants form an upright clump of dark-green leaves, turning flame-orange and bronze in the autumn, particularly in warm regions. Tall spikes of very soft-pink flowers develop into silvery plumes that stay effective all winter long. Appreciates moist soil. Clumps may be easily divided in early spring. Dead tops should be trimmed to the ground in late winter or early spring. Sometimes sold under the incorrect name ‘Autumn Red'.

Further details for
Miscanthus ‘Purpurascens’

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
  Clay
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Moist
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  Light Pink
Blooming Time
  Late Summer
  Early Fall
  Mid Fall
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Border
  Containers
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Dried Flower
  Rabbit Resistant
  Massed
  Specimen
Flower Head Size
  Very Large
Height
   120-150 cm
   47-59 inches
Spread
   75-90 cm
   29-35 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Medium













Miscanthus ‘Purpurascens’


Flame Grass

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 8.270.340


One of the most useful of the taller grasses, valued for its flower and foliage effect. Plants form an upright clump of dark-green leaves, turning flame-orange and bronze in the autumn, particularly in warm regions. Tall spikes of very soft-pink flowers develop into silvery plumes that stay effective all winter long. Appreciates moist soil. Clumps may be easily divided in early spring. Dead tops should be trimmed to the ground in late winter or early spring. Sometimes sold under the incorrect name ‘Autumn Red'.

Further details for
Miscanthus ‘Purpurascens’

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
  Clay
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Moist
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  Light Pink
Blooming Time
  Late Summer
  Early Fall
  Mid Fall
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Border
  Containers
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Dried Flower
  Rabbit Resistant
  Massed
  Specimen
Flower Head Size
  Very Large
Height
   120-150 cm
   47-59 inches
Spread
   75-90 cm
   29-35 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Medium