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Miscanthus 'Purpurascens'

Common Name(s):
Flame grass
Cultivar(s):
Hercules
Category:
Ornamental Grass
Comment:

Gray-green foliage with red tinge turns red-orange in fall gradually darkening to burgundy; gradually spreads by rhizomes; sometimes listed as Miscanthus sinensis var. purpurescens.

Wildlife Value: This plant is highly resistant to deer grazing.

Light:
Sun to light shade
Height:
4-5 ft.
Zones:
4-9
Form:
Compact; upright
Soil:
Grows in a variety of soil types but prefers well drained soil; not drought tolerant
Inflorescence:
Early flowering; narrow, vertical with few branches; opens with slight pink tints; drys silvery
Tags:
cpp, resistant, deer, deer resistant

NCCES plant id: 618

Miscanthus 'Purpurascens' Miscanthus 'Purpurascens'
Jean-Marie Van der Maren, CC BY-SA - 4.0