Melica transsilvanica 'Red Spire'
More About Melica transsilvanica 'Red Spire'
- Deciduous, furled, folded or flat medium-green blades turn purplish in the fall
- Profuse reddish-purple flowers are held on narrow panicles
- Bloom Time: Late spring
- Flower Height: 125 cm
- Foliage Height: 100 cm
- Grass Type: Cool Season
Cool Season Grasses: These grasses do the majority of their growing in early spring and start again when temperatures start to cool in the fall. During the warmer summer months, they stop growing and some will even go dormant. Cool season grasses flower in the spring or early summer. Most cool season grasses grow best in a consistently moist soil.
Red Spire Melic Grass Growing and Maintenance Tips
Grows best in full sun or light shade, and tolerates a range of soil types. Flowers can be dried for arrangements. Prune in late winter or early spring to encourage new growth.
Melica transsilvanica 'Red Spire' Characteristics
Soil MoistureAverage to Dry Soils
Moist to Average
Flowering TimeLt. Spr-Sum