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Miscanthus sinensis 'Purpurascens'
Common Name: Flame Grass Family: Poaceae (The Grass Family)

Miscanthus sinensis 'Purpurascens'
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Notes:
An early blooming Miscanthus producing attractive spikes of rosy hue in August. Gives a strong vertical form that is sensational as a focal point or clump of green at the rear of the border. Turns flame orange and purple in the Autumn. Miscanthus are one of the best grasses for year-round beauty at the back of the border: new green shoots in the spring become tall blue-green linear leaves that form an elegant clump by midsummer. Attractive flowers emerge in fall. In winter the leaves turn straw colour and provide much interest. Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Asia - China and Japan
Garden Origin
Native Habitat:
Moist meadows on slopes in lowland and mountains.

ClassEvergreen  Primary Bloom ColourWhite/Cream 
TypeGrass  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height4-6'  Bloom TimeFall 
Spread3-5'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureFull - Part Sun  Foliage ColourGreen Good Fall Colour 
Soil MoistureAverage Moist  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone5-9  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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Recommended Companion Plants:
Rudbeckia nitida "'Herbstonne'"
Lobelia cardinalis "'Elm Fire'"


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