Purple Silver Grass
Miscanthus sinensis 'Purpurascens'
Full sun, Partial sun
Water regularly- weekly, or more often in extreme heat. Needs less frequent watering, once established.
THIS PLANT MAY BE AVAILABLE IN THESE STORES:
Due to the seasonal nature of plants, availability at your local garden center is not guaranteed. Give them a call before visiting.
- Harpeth True Value
203 Downs Blvd. Franklin TN 37064
3060 Mallory Lane Franklin TN 37067
- Mark Bates Landscaping & Garden Ctr.
1603 Franklin Road Brentwood TN 37027
2000 Belshire Way Spring Hill TN 37174
|Average Size at Maturity||Compact, upright clumps 3 to 4 ft. tall and wide; flower stalks 5 to 6 ft. tall.|
|Design Ideas||Bold color in three seasons makes this grass a highly variable accent for gardens. Purplish tinge intensifies with onset of fall. This great big accent for beds and borders will stand out from green plants at a time when few are blooming. Plant against a dark or neutral background for dramatic visibility. Ideal for rock gardens and conifer borders, or simply plant a stand around the base of masonry columns or pilasters. Will make a gorgeous pair or matched foursome to frame a favorite sculpture or freestanding classical stone column. Perfect near water gardens as wildlife cover, and in conjunction with tiered or wall fountains to disguise mechanical pumps, filters, pipes and wires.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Mass Planting, Cutting Garden, Coastal Exposure, Wildlife Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Clump Forming, Easy Care, Fall Color, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Compact Form|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly- weekly, or more often in extreme heat. Needs less frequent watering, once established.|
|Companion Plants||Ninebark (Physocarpus); Juniper (Juniperus); Potentilla (Potentilla); Cranesbill (Geranium); Catmint (Nepeta)|
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9