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.
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- 101 Market
8980 Quantrelle Ave. N.e. Otsego MN 55330
- 14th Street Garden Center
793 Jersey Ave. Jersey City NJ 07303
- 3rd Avenue Floral & Greenhouse
1110 3rd Ave. West Dickinson ND 58601
- 4 Ever Green Ldsp. & Dgn
21457 214th Circle Ave Milford IA 51351
|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