Saccharum giganteum

sugarcane plumegrass

Poaceae (Gramineae)

wildlife plant  


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Plant Specifics

Form: grass
Life Span: short-lived perennial
Size: Height: 2-4 (10) ft    Width: 1-3 ft
Flower Color: flower color      white
Fruit Color: fruit color      brown
Phenology: winter dormant
Noted for: Showy flowers, showy fruits

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: Specimen plant or background plant in moist informal garden. This is a mid-sized bunching grass until the flower stalk shoots up in the fall. Then it sports a tall silvery plume that gradually turns to light brown.
Considerations: The flower stalks need to be removed once no longer showy.
Propagation: Seed.
Availability: Native nurseries, Seed
Light: light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
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Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, organic material (muck)
Soil pH Range: acidic to neutral

Ecology

Wildlife:
wildlife plant  
Birds will eat the seeds.
Native Habitats: Flatwoods, marshes, coastal swales, cypress ponds, lake shores, cutthroat seep.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in: