Also known as
Purple Silver Grass, Eulalia 'Purpurascens'
5 years to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
Flame Grass Overview
Miscanthus 'Purpurascens' is a tall grass that develops bushy clumps of purple tinged narrow leaves. In late summer it produces silky flower sprays that are tinted pink. As the season turns, they turn silvery through to fawn colour in late winter.
Common problems with Flame Grass
Generally pest and disease free.
How to harvest Flame Grass
Generally not harvested.
How to propagate Flame Grass
Sow into pots in Spring and keep in a cold frame.
Divide clumps in Spring, however they can take a while to get re-established.
Special features of Flame Grass
Other uses of Flame Grass
This easy to look after plant suits being incorporated in containers of urban roof top gardens as well as the flower borders of informal coastal gardens.