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Miscanthus s. 'Purpurescens' - Flame Grass
Miscanthus s. 'Purpurescens' - Flame Grass
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Miscanthus s. 'Purpurescens' - Flame Grass

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'Purpurascens', commonly called flame grass, is noted for its superior orange-red fall color. It is a compact, upright, warm season, clump-forming ornamental grass which typically grows to 3-4' tall. Features medium green blades (1/2" wide) with a reddish tinge which gradually develop further reddish hues as summer progresses, eventually turning a brilliant orange-red in fall. Foliage gradually darkens to an attractive burgundy by winter. Tiny reddish-tinged flowers appear in tassel-like inflorescences above the foliage in late summer, gradually turning into creamy white plumes by fall as the seeds mature. 
Type: Grass
Zone: 5 to 9
Height: 4.00 to 5.00 feet
Spread: 2.50 to 3.00 feet
Bloom Time: July to February
Bloom Description: Red-tinged
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Water: Medium
Maintenance: Low
Flower: Showy, Good Cut, Good Dried
Leaf: Colorful, Good Fall
Attracts: Birds
Other: Winter Interest
Tolerate: Drought, Erosion, Dry Soil, Black Walnut, Air Pollution