Common Name: Ornamental Grass, Miscanthus Grass Miscan.S.Huron Sunrise

Height: 5.0-6.0 Feet

Spread: 3.0 Feet

Hardiness Zones: 4,5,6,7,8,9

Flower Color: Purple-red shades

Foliage Color: Green shades

Sunlight: Full Sun (> 6 hrs. Direct Sun) or Part Shade (4-6 hrs. Direct Sun)

Water Requirements: Average Water Needs or Consistent Water Needs

Soil Quality: Poor Soil Quality or Average Soil Quality

Soil Chemistry: Acidic Soil (pH < 7.0) or Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)

Bloomtime: Late Summer

Critter Resistant: Deer Resistant

Seasonal Interest: Dried Seed Heads

Growth Rate: Medium

Garden Style: Patio Container, Eclectic, Rain Garden, Rock Garden

Other Features: Border Plant, Container, Cut Flower, Cut Foliage, Dried Flower, Easy To Grow, Mass Planting, Specimen, Focal Point

Origin: Not Native to North America

 

The most profusely blooming Miscanthus. Though the green leaves with silver mid-ribs form beautiful clumps, the most outstanding feature of this new cultivar is its flowers. In late summer, a profusion of full, burgundy plumes sweep the sky.

The plant maintains its graceful form throughout winter, providing tremendous winter interest. Hardy to zone 4, this variety is great for northern climates.

Miscanthus is versatile from a design standpoint; it can be used as a specimen, for massing or screening, in large containers, or at the pond's edge. Plant this grass where its wonderful winter interest can be enjoyed.

 

Gardening Tips:

Miscanthus is easy to grow and is a good choice for beginners. It will grow in most any soil, from loose sand to heavy clay, and does not require good drainage. Grow this grass in full sun except in warmer regions where some afternoon shade is best. Fertilization is not necessary.