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Miscanthus x ‘Giganteus’
Miscanthus x ‘Giganteus’

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Miscanthus x ‘Giganteus’

Giant Silver Grass
Poaceae (Gramineae)
Ornamental grasses and grasslike plants

Impressive upright grass to 10–14 ft. tall and 8–10 ft. wide; self-supporting on stems to 2 in. thick. Arching, drooping leaves to 3 ft. long and 1 1/2–in. wide, dark green with white midrib. In cold-winter areas, plant does not bloom. In other regions, however, flower plumes to 1 ft. long rise 1–2 ft. above foliage from very late summer into fall; they emerge tan and open silver. Leaves turn purplish green in fall, then drop to leave tall, bare stalks over winter. Good summer screen or hedge; provides tropical effect. Takes seacoast conditions. Give partial shade in hottest climates.

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