Plant spacing is based on the ultimate width of the plants. This figure is normally given as a range; for example, 3-5’. If you live in a cold climate and/or want plants to fill in more quickly, plan to space at the shorter end of the range. If you live in a warm climate, are on a limited budget, or are willing to wait longer for plants to touch, use the higher end of the range. Using the larger number is recommended when calculating distance from a building or structure. There’s really no such thing as "maximum spacing": if you don’t want your plants to touch, you can space them as far apart as you’d like. All plant spacing is calculated on center, or in other words, the centers of the plants are spaced one half of their eventual width apart:
Unless you are planting in a straight line, as you might for hedges or edging, space your plants in a staggered or zig-zag pattern for a more interesting and naturalistic look:
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DescriptionBring a little heat to your garden with Purple Eulalia (Miscanthus sinensis). Fine-textured green blades grow in dense clumps and gracefully arch to form an attractive habit. As fall approaches, the foliage develops radiant red and orange hues. When the sunlight catches the leaves, they appear to be set ablaze!
Feathery white plumes rise above the burning foliage like puffs of smoke. Dried plumes last for months, adding winter interest in your garden or home. Cut plumes are perfect for dried floral arrangements!
This fiery grass is resistant to deer and cold, heat, and drought tolerant. Try planting as an accent, hedge for privacy, or in masses for a big statement.DetailsBotanical name:Miscanthus sinensis 'Purpurascens' Common name: Flame grass Zone: 5 - 9 Sun exposure: Sun (> 6 hours sun) to part-sun (4-6 hours sun) Height x width: 4-5' x 2.5-3' Flower color: White and beige Foliage color: Green, turning orange in fall Season of interest: Late summer through fall Uses: Accent, border, container gardening, foundation planting, massing, ornamental, small spaces, wildlife garden How To GrowSoil: Easily grown in average, medium, well-draining soil. Light: Sun (> 6 hours sun) to part-sun (4-6 hours sun). They tend to flop when grown in too much shade. Water: Average. Prefers moist soils, but once established, it's drought tolerant. Spacing: 3 - 6 ft. Fertilizing: Too much fertilizer can lead to lodging or flopping over. The best time for applying fertilizer, if needed, is in the spring as growth is resuming. Winterizing: Leave foliage standing throughout winter for visual interest. Substantial clumps tend to flop (or collapse when subjected to heavy winter snows) and often benefit from some support. Maintenance & pruning: Cut foliage to a 6 to 12-inch-tall mound of stubble in late winter before new shoots appear. Mature clumps of 'Gracillimus' (3-4 years +) produce substantial foliage, which sometimes needs support. Older clumps tend to die in the center leading to an unattractive shape and appearance. Dividing every third year is a safe rule of thumb.