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Melinis nerviglumis 'Pink Crystals' /Ruby Grass

Melinis nerviglumis 'Pink Crystals'  / Melinis nerviglumis 'Pink Crystals'
Tufts of foliage with a couple of pink flower stalks
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Tufts of foliage with a couple of pink flower stalks

Clump of this ornamental grass in a rock garden setting

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Scientific Name: Melinis nerviglumis 'Pink Crystals'
Common Name: Ruby Grass
Plant Type: Evergreen
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Pink
Light Exposure: Sun, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Dry
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
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Comments: This is a tropical grass that is grown as an annual in cold climates but is a perennial in Zones 8-10. It produces ruby-pink flowers in summer. This is also a good container plant for gardens where details are important. it works well in rock gardens.