False Melic Grass

False Melic Grass

Schizachne purpurascens


An attractive and graceful species commonly found in open woods and conifer forests. Its Nodding spikes and purplish glumes stand out in July.


Suited to part shade; average to dry rocky or sandy soil; open woods, grasslands


  • Characteristics

    Type: Grass

    Height: 2-3 Feet

    Blooms: July

    Bloom Colour: Purplish

  • Growth Conditions

    Light: Part Shade

    Soil: Dry, Sandy/Gravel & Average Soil

    Habitat: Dry rocky or Sandy Woods

Pot Sizes

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