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Miscanthus

If Pygmalion were a gardener, Miscanthus would come to life as fountains, some of them spouting tall and upright to 10 feet. Graceful and robust, they’re favored for their luxuriant foliage and silky terminal panicles. Striking as singular specimens, Miscanthus are also excellent when massed in the perennial bed or a mixed border. Attractive throughout most of the year, with yellow, purple, scarlet and burgundy fall colors, they fade to a lovely warm ivory in winter. 

Esteemed German plantsman Ernest Pagels had a trained eye for making stellar grass selections, and this chromatic cultivar is no exception. Hoisted on thick wine-tinged stems, large, abundant crimped plumes appear early, broadcasting lustrous coppery-purple hues, which eventually lighten to silver. The vigorous rounded clump of broad and lax rich green blades with ash-striped midribs can pose as a picturesque specimen in a mixed border, where its bronze, red and orange fall hues will surely draw attention.

Blooms mid August–November

Size: 5' 0" – 7' 0" high x 3' 0" – 4' 0" wide.

Hardy to zone 5.

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