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.
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.