Common Name: Ornamental Grass, Flame Grass
One of the very best Miscanthus cultivars available today. Grows 4 – 6 ft high. Its fantastic fall color, upright habit, early flowering time, and extreme cold hardiness have certainly earned it this recognition.
From early to midseason, the leaves are a pleasant grey-green. In late summer and fall, they take on brilliant orange and red tones, hence the name ‘Flame Grass’. The seed heads begin to appear in late summer with magenta hues. As winter approaches, they transform into silky white panicles which are especially lovely when backlit by the early morning or late afternoon sun.
Miscanthus is versatile for a garden design. It can be used as a specimen, for massing or screening, in large containers, or at the pond’s edge. The blooms can be used in dry flower arrangements. Plant Miscanthus in full sun for the most intense fall color. The foliage on Miscanthus adds winter interest to the garden. Leaving the foliage on the plants through the winter can protect the crowns from the cold. Deer Resistant.