Miscanthus sinensis 'Huron Star'
Common Name: Grass-Ornamental, Miscanthus
Zone 5 to 9 (maybe 4), Full sun to part shade
Plants reach 7 to 8 feet tall and 6 feet wide.
Compared to the older cultivar 'Silberfeder', this 2009 introduction, is similar but with a few notable improvements such as a stronger and more upright habit, purple flowering stems, and brighter fall color. The green leaves have a narrow white midrib and form an upright vase-like clump.
In late summer, large coppery seed heads turn into fluffy creamy tan panicles which are carried atop purple stems well above the foliage. In fall, the foliage turns colorful shades of red, orange, burgundy, and gold. Not availablefor shipment to CA