Fire Dragon Maiden Grass

Miscanthus sinensis 'Fire Dragon'

SKU
44126
Cooler fall temperatures transform the green foliage of this upright grass into intense red and oranges hues. Silvery plumes dance above the firey foliage like smoke. A show-stopping upright accent in the fall garden. Perennial.
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Full sun

Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.

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Botanical Pronunciationmiss-KANTH-us sy-NEN-sis
Average Size at MaturityQuickly reaches 6 to 7 feet tall, 3 to 4 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeShowy Plumes
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleContemporary, Cottage, Rustic
Growth HabitNarrow, Upright
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Erosion Control, Accent
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureFall Color, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsWater when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Companion PlantsNinebark (Physocarpus); Juniper (Juniperus); Potentilla (Potentilla); Cranesbill (Geranium); Catmint (Nepeta)

Easily grown in average, moist, well-drained, loamy soils. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, tolerates moderate dry spells. Cut foliage clumps back to three inches above the ground and apply fertilizer in late winter to early spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 6

Good to grow!