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Miscanthus Purpurascens
  • Flame Grass Miscanthus is ultra-hardy and turns a brilliant color in fall
  • Miscanthus flame grass blazing fall color makes for a stunning hedge plant
  • Miscanthus flame grass is deer and drought proof
Brilliant Fall Color!

Miscanthus Purpurascens

Ultra hardy Miscanthus with stunning fall color!
Item: #MISPU1Q
ZONE 4,5,6,7,8,9
As low as $12.19
  • Attractive reddish inflorescence are early to bloom in the garden
  • Puts on a brilliant fall foliage color display of purple-red
  • Ideal low growing hedge plant
  • Deer stay away from this showy ornamental grass
  • Grows 3-4' tall
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Miscanthus Purpurascens Description

Miscanthus purpurescens is one of the most brilliantly colored of all Ornamental Grasses.  Attractive green foliage turns a blazing orange in early fall for a spellbinding effect.

Miscanthus purpurescens sports a vigorous yet compact habit at only 3-4' tall. Easily grown in sun to part shade. Adaptable to a wide range of soil conditions from clay to sand.

Pairs well with Late Flowering Sedums, Knock Out Roses, and colorful Coneflowers

Special Features: Cut Flower, Deer Resistant, Dried Flower, Drought Tolerant, Easy Care, Foliage Interest, Heat Tolerant, Multi-seasonal Interest, Winter Interest

Quick Facts

  • Botanical Name:
    Miscanthus 'Purpurascens'
  • Common Name:
    Flame Grass
  • Zone:
    4,5,6,7,8,9
  • Sun Exposure:
    Full-Part Sun
  • Delivery:
    See schedule
  • Ship Form:
    1 Quart
  • Soil Type:
    Normal, Sandy
  • Soil Moisture:
    Average
  • Height x Width:
    36-48" X 24"
  • Flower Color:
    Tan
  • Foliage Color:
    Green
  • Bloom Season:
    Late summer-Fall
  • Uses:
    Accent, Border, Container Gardening, Foundation Planting, Massing, Ornamental, Small Spaces
  • Cannot Ship to:
    AK,CAN, HI, PR
  • Patent #:None

Ideas and How-to's

SUGGESTED PRODUCTS

PLANTING GUIDE

Soil: Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil. Tolerant of a wide range of soils from well-drained sandy soils to the heavy clay.
Light: Best in full sun. Less vigorous with decreased flowering and tendency to flop in too much shade. Tolerant of summer heat and humidity.
Water: Medium -- Prefers moist soils, but once established, it's drought tolerant.
Spacing: 3 - 4 ft.
Fertilizing: Small amounts of fertilizer are needed for ornamental grasses. Too much fertilizer will increase the nitrogen level and that can lead to lodging or flopping over. The best time for applying fertilizer is in the spring, just as growth is resuming. About one -quarter cup, per item, of a 10-10-10 slow release fertilizer is enough to take care of the plant needs throughout the entire summer. For best results, make sure you thoroughly water in the fertilizer.
Winterizing: Foliage should be left standing throughout the winter for visual interest, and to provide protection for the crowns.
Maintenance & Pruning: Cut foliage to a 6 to 12-inch-tall mound of stubble in late winter before new shoots appear. Older clumps tend to die in the center, leading to an unattractive shape and appearance. Frequency of division depends on species, soil fertility and exposure, but dividing every third year is a safe rule of thumb for most species. This should be done in late fall or early spring when the plant is dormant.

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Sandra T  |  May 24, 2015
Just wanted you to know that we received the Flame Plants and they were all in beautiful shape.  My husband and I are so pleased with our order, we will surely order from you again.  The packaging was perfect for keeping the plants safe during shipping, and the plants are just as advertised.

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