Sugarcane plumegrass (Saccharum giganteum)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Plant Height: 6-10 feet
Plant Spread: 24 inches


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Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Jan 15, 2012 12:56 PM

Virtually leafless flower stalks shoot up 9 to 10 feet into the sky well above sparsely-leaved clumps of grass. The fluffy white seed heads, when back lit, seem to float and glow. Plumegrass likes well drained, but not dry, acid soil and a little more sun than shade. It's fast growing but never makes a dense clump so plant it behind something or underplant in a place where you can view it facing west in the afternoon.

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