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Miscanthus sinensis Purpurascens - Autumn Flame Grass
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Miscanthus sinensis 'Purpurascens'

Grass, Flame

Miscanthus sinensis 'Purpurascens', also known as Flame Grass, is a clump grass with medium textured green foliage that begins to change color in September and by late fall is a brilliant orange-red. Flame grass really stands out in the fall garden. Tiny reddish-tinged flowers appear in tassel-like plumes above the foliage in late summer, gradually turning into creamy white plumes by fall as the seeds mature. Burgundy foliage and creamy white seed plumes persist well into winter providing good winter interest.

Grass, Flame Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Warm season grass that prefers moist soil in full sun but tolerates clay soil. Foliage should be left standing throughout the winter for visual interest and to provide protection for the crowns. Cut foliage to the ground in late winter just before new shoots appear.

Height:

36-48 Inches

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Spread:

24-36 Inches

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Hardiness Zone:

5 - 9

Characteristics & Attributes for Miscanthus sinensis 'Purpurascens'

Exposure
Sun
Partial Shade
Soil Moisture Preference
Average
Moist
Attracts Wildlife
Songbirds
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Fall
Winter
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Winter
Summer
Fall
Growth Habit
Reseeds
Height
> 36 Inches
Attributes
Great Foliage
Border or Bed
Mass Planting
Cut Flower
Specimen
Dried Flower
Focal Point
Foliage Color
Burgundy
Green
Great Companion Plants for Miscanthus sinensis 'Purpurascens'
Black-eyed Susan Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivanti 'Goldsturm')
Coneflower Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus')
Yarrow Yarrow (Achillea millefolium 'Paprika')
Shasta Daisy Shasta Daisy (Leucanthemum x superbum 'Becky')
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