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Miscarum 'Purple People Greeter'
JLBG @ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Miscarum 'Purple People Greeter'

Purple People Greeter Hardy Cane

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Item #: 7802

Zones: 6a to 10b

Dormancy: Winter

Height: 96" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: China

Pot Size: 3 qt. (2.8 L) ?


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This unusual seedling from Tennessee's Robert Wilson, turns out to be a rare intergeneric hybrid of Saccharum arundinaceum and a nearby Miscanthus sinensis 'Purpurescens'. ? 'Purple People Geeter' makes an impressive 8' tall x 10' wide clump. Starting in early spring, the leaf edges turn amber-purple and continue intensifying until fall when the leaves show a pronounced banded edge on both the front and back. The clumps are topped with tall purple-tinted flower spikes that top the clump by another 2', beginning in mid-October (NC). This is one of the strangest characteristics we've ever seen on a grass...quantities are limited.