Melica Spectabilis, or more commonly know as Purple Oniongrass, is a graminoid with green foliage and purple flowers of the genus Melica. It has a moderate growth rate and a height of 2.5 feet at maturity. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. It's active growth period is spring and summer, blooms during late spring, is somewhat tolerant of shade and is routinely available commercially. Melica Spectabilis or Purple Oniongrass's floral region is North America US Lower 48, specifically in the states of California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.
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