Saccharum arundinaceum (Poaceae)
Hardy Sugar Cane
This huge ornamental sugar cane will perform well down to zone 6! Handsome gray-green foliage on thick, densely packed stalks that resist lodging... it never faltered even when hurricane winds blew through! Provides a wonderful tropical feel and vertical accent in the garden. The effect is heightened in fall when flower panicles tower up to 15'. 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.