Miscanthus sinensis 'Purpurascens'
Exposure: Full Sun to part shade
Bloom Time/Color: July-October; Red to Silver
Uses: Screens, Borders, Specimen, Naturalizing
Other: Red/orange fall color
From early to midseason, the leaves are a pleasant grey-green turning a brilliant reddish-orange with tinges of purple in autumn. The seed heads begin to appear in late summer with scarlet hues, and transform into silky, silvery-white plumes by late fall. Flame grass tolerates multiple site conditions including clay soils, wet sites, and intense heat and humidity. Plumes can be left through winter to protect the crown and create winter interest. Grass slowly expands via rhizomes and creates larger clumps.