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Miscanthus sinensis Purpurea

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Miscanthus sinensis Purpurea Purple Chinese Silver Grass, Maiden Grass,
Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Grasses, Strappy & Tufting, Hedging / Screening Clumping, Dense, Tufting, Upright

Evergreen densely tufting perennial with arching strappy dark-green leaves that turn bronze/orange in autumn and pinkish-white feathery flower heads from summer through to the middle of winter. Great for erosion control, mass plantings and rockeries. Grows approx. 150cm H x 90cm W.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
1-2m 60cm-1m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Any, Clay, Loam, Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Borders / Shrubbery, Coastal Garden, Courtyard, Cut Flower, Erosion Control, Foliage Feature / Colour, Hedging / Screening, Mass Planting, Park And Gardens, Rockery, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Liquid feed, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Poaceae Asia

Foliage Colour: Brown, Green, Orange
Flower Colour: Pink
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Autumn, Summer
Fruit: Insignificant

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: Medium / Moderate
Frost: High
Wind: High