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Miscanthus sinensis 'Purpurescens' (19 of 21)

Miscanthus sinensis 'Purpurescens'
Gardener's Note: Miscanthus sinensis is a nonnative invasive grass from Asia. It has escaped cultivation and invaded natural areas throughout the Midwest and South.
Upright ornamental grass with reddish-green foliage that turns bright red in the fall
Plant in full sun to light shade
Can be invasive
Tolerant of a wide range of soil
Prune back to ground in late winter to early spring; fertilize in spring
Divide every few years in early spring
Height: 4-6 feet Width: 3-4 feet
Hardy in zones 4-9:
Zone 4: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; mulch after first frost to prevent winter heaving; remove mulch in spring; avoid exposure to salt; plant may flop over in heavy snow or ice.
Zone 5: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; mulch after first frost to prevent winter heaving; remove mulch in spring; avoid exposure to salt; plant may flop over in heavy snow or ice.
Zone 6: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; mulch in fall; remove mulch in spring; plant may flop over in heavy snow or ice.
Zone 7: Plant in spring; plant in full sun to light shade; mulch in fall; remove mulch in spring; plant may flop over in heavy snow or ice.
Zone 8: Plant in spring; plant in full sun to light shade; mulch in fall; remove mulch in spring.
Zone 9: Plant in spring; plant in full sun to light shade; mulch in fall; remove mulch in spring.

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