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Purple Silver Grass

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Slightly gray-green blades in summer turn brilliant red-orange in fall. Attractive coloring lasting through the winter. Mauve-colored feathery plumes rise above the foliage. A focal point for borders and containers. Herbaceous. Photo credit: Doreen Wynja


  • Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Moderate

  • Height
    3 - 5 feet

  • Spread
    2—4 feet

Availability: Out of stock



Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.

Brand Monrovia
Botanical Name Miscanthus sinensis 'Purpurascens'
Plant Type Perennials, Ornamental Grass
Plant Subtype LARGE GRASSES
Foliage Color Green
Light Needs Full Sun, Partial Sun
Water Needs Moderate
USDA Cold Hardiness Zones 4 - 9
Height 3 - 5 feet
Spread 2—4 feet
Habit Compact
Special Uses Clump Forming, Deer Resistant, Dramatic Foliage Color, Fall Color, Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers, Tolerates Poor Soils
Landscape Uses Border, Container, Seacoast Exposure
Flower Color Purple
Bloom Time Summer

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