Miscanthus 'Purpurascens'

Flame Grass

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Flame Grass is a herbaceous ornamental grass that exhibits stunning gray-green blades in summer and brilliant red-orange in the fall.  Beautiful, eye catching color lasts through the winter. Mauve-colored feathery plumes rise above the foliage and mature to white.  Best color in full sun and moist well-drained soil. 

Type: 

Orn. Grass

Height: 

4'- 6’

Spread: 

2' - 3'

Spacing: 

2.5’

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

5 - 9

Culture: 

Full SunPart Sun

Bloom Color: 

Red/White

Season of Interest: 

FallYear-Round

MAINTENANCE NEEDS: Low maintenance plant.  Mealybug, blight, and rust are occasional problems. Cut foliage to ground in late winter before new foliage emerges.  

LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, PondsBordersNaturalized AreasWoodland Garden, and Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS: BarberryPittosporumAgapanthus

IMAGE:

1) Photo by David J. Stang, Miscanthus sinensis purpurascens 2zzCC BY-SA 4.0

2) Miya.mMiscanthus sinensis ja02CC BY-SA 3.0

 

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