Saccharum arundinaceum (Poaceae)
Hardy Sugar Cane
This Hardy Sugar Cane will perform well down to zone 6! The handsome gray-green foliage resists lodging (never faltered even when hurricane winds blew through!) and provides a wonderful tropical feel and vertical accent to the garden. The effect is heightened in fall when flower panicles are produced on densely packed stalks and tower to as much as 15'. The plumes begin as soft pink, open to silver, and look great through the winter. Its majestic size makes it the Mount Everest of grasses!
Bloom color: pink-silver
Bloom period: fall
Container size: Gal.