PINK CRYSTALS® ruby grass

Melinis nerviglumis

Pink Crystals Ruby grass, Melinis nerviglumis, Plant Select
Many gardeners consider the shimmering heads of bright ruby and silver flowers the most beautiful new contribution to bedding or the border. It sparkles like champagne bubbles. Annual.

Tips from the pros: Plant larger plants as they will bloom earlier and provide longer bloom.
Plant Type Ornamental Grass
Height 20-24 inches
Width 12-16 inches
Flowering Season August to October
Flower Color Ruby/silver
Sun Sun, Part Sun
Water Needs Moderate
USDA Hardiness Zone Annual in zones 4-6
Soil Type Loam
Deer Resistant Yes
Good for Pollination No
Winter Interest Yes
North American Native No
Year Introduced 1998
Annual Commercial Maintenance Cut back in fall and replace plant in zone 8 or lower
5-10 Year Commercial Maintenance Replace annually.
Elevation Guide Up to 6200 ft