Photo courtesy Walters Gardens, Inc.

Grass Miscanthus sinensis 'Oktoberfest'

  • Narrow, upright tower of deep green leaves in early summer
  • Leaves develop deep purple and red highlights in late summer/early fall
  • Burgundy flowers turn creamy tan as they age
  • Plumes make excellent dried arrangements
  • Leave stand through winter for garden interest
  • In early spring, cut down to 6" before new growth comes

Height:

6-7 ft

Spread:

4-5 ft

Hardiness Zone:

4-9

 

Characteristics & Attributes for Grass Miscanthus sinensis 'Oktoberfest'

Attributes
Drought Tolerant
Vigorous
Mass Planting
Dried Flower/Foliage
Low Maintenance
Focal Point
Border or Bed
Foliage Color
Red
Green
Purple
Soil Moisture
Dry Soil
Moist, Well-Drained
Average Water
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Fall
Winter
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Fall
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Exposure
Full Sun
Partial Sun
Habit
Upright