Melic Siberian Red Spire Melica Altissima Atropurpurea is native to Central and Eastern Europe, and it has been naturalized in North America. Easily grown from Melic Siberian Red Spire seeds, this clump-forming herbaceous grass features foliage with arching, linear, light-green leaves, and deep purple glossy flower spikes on upright stems appear in summer and they look fabulous in any garden or landscape application. Dark Purple Siberian Melic attracts wildlife, and various birds love to eat the dried seed heads of Melic grass.
Melic Siberian Red Spire makes a nice decorative accent and looks lovely in a garden bed or border, and this ornamental grass is ideal for planting in containers, mixed borders, wildlife landscapes, cottage gardens, meadows, as a focal point, or anchor in a mixed bed with flowers. Melica Altissima Atropurpurea seeds germinate in 14-30 days, and in the first year of establishment the Siberian Melic grass will grow up to 30 inches. The attractive spikelets make great additions to cut arrangements either fresh or dried.
Height: 40 Inches
Bloom Season: Summer
Environment: Sun/Partial Shade
Soil Type: Average/Moist well-drained, pH 5.5-7.2
USDA Zones: 4-8
Sow Indoors: Winter (4-6 weeks before last frost)
Sow Outdoors: Spring
Seed Depth: Surface sowing/Cover thinly with soil
Germination Time: 14-30 Days