Miscanthus ‘Purpurascens’

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01 Apr Miscanthus ‘Purpurascens’

One of the most useful of the the tall grasses, flame grass is highly valued for it’s stunning fall colours and showy flowers. Tiny reddish-tinged flowers appear in tassel-like inflorescences above the foliage in late summer, gradually turning into creamy white plumes by fall atop redish-orange foliage. Works well planted in mass or in a boarder. Don’t leave this beauty out of your garden!

 

Common Name: Flame grass
Type: Ornamental grass
Family: Poaceae
Zone: 5 to 9
Height: 4.00 to 5.00 feet
Spread: 2.50 to 3.00 feet
Bloom Time: July thru winter
Bloom Description: Red-tinged
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Water: Medium
Maintenance: Low
Flower: Showy, Good Cut, Good Dried
Leaf: Colorful, Good Fall
Attracts: Birds
Other: Winter Interest
Tolerate: Drought, Erosion, Dry Soil, Black Walnut, Air Pollution

Another look at the creamy white plumes and green foliage before the grass takes on it’s fall colours.

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Close up of the the beautiful fall colour show that gives this grass it’s common name.

miscanthus purpurascens flame grass ornamental full sun showy fall colours winter interest showy flowers whistler pemberton Super Natural landscapes