- Botanical Name:Miscanthus purpurescens
- Height:4 – 6 feet.
- Spacing:2 – 4 feet.
- Depth:Plant at the same depth it is in the pot.
- Spread:2 – 4 feet.
- Light Required:Full Sun, Partial Shade
- Color:Silvery beige.
- Blooms:Late Summer, All Summer
- Flower Form:Silky panicles
- Soil Requirements:Moist, well-drained organically rich soil.
- Growth Rate:Moderate
- Pruning:Cut back the foliage in late winter or early spring. Early spring
- Foliage:Flat, arching thin blades. Green during the growing season, turning red in fall.
- Comments:Turns reddish hues as summer progresses, orange-red in fall and burgundy in winter.
Arching grass blades emerge green during the growing season, with a light purple tinge and silky flower panicles of shimmering silver appearing in late summer. Prefers full sun or partial shade, and does best in moist, well-drained soil. Grows 4-6 ft. tall with a 2-4 ft. spread. Potted. Zones 4-9.