Grass, Flame



Description: Upright, clump forming, hardy ornamental grass. Foliage starts out green turning into a reddish magenta hue later in summer. Nice as a grouping or accent in perennial beds.

Common Name: Flame Grass

Scientific Name: Miscanthus 'Purpurascens'

Type: Perennial, Ornamental Grass

Exposure: Full Sun

Size: 4-6' height, 24-36" spread

Foliage Color: Silvery Plumes

Bloom Period: Mid-Summer

Landscape Use: Border plant, Screen, Hedge, Background plant, Mass Grouping

Soil: Well-drained, & organically rich

Zone: 4 - 9

Growth Rate: Moderate

Companion Plants: Aster, Black Eyed Susan, Sedum, Butterfly Bush, Coreopsis, Shasta daisy, Purple Coneflower, Yakushima Maiden Grass, Cabaret Grass

Maintenance: Cut back foliage in late Winter or early Spring



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