Scientific Name: Miscanthus x giganteus
Common Name: giant silver grass
Family Name: Poaceae
Origin: Garden origin
Hardiness Zone: Zone 6: (-23 to -18 °C)
Plant Type: Poales (grass-like)
Mature Size: 2 - 3m x 1.0 - 1.5m (height x width)
Habit: Arching, Spreading, Stiffly upright
Form: Oval - vertical
Texture: Medium - coarse
Landscape Uses: Accent plant, Cut flower or foliage, Fall interest, Group or mass planting, Perennial border, Screening, Specimen plant, Tall background, Wind break, Winter interest
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Humus rich, Well-drained
Leaves: Grass-like, Alternate, Leathery, Parallel venation, Linear, Serrulate
Flowers: Spikelet, Pink, Red, Sep-Oct
Fruit: Grain (caryopsis), Aborted (hybrids) or absent, Brown, Nov-Dec
Key ID Features:
Giant local grass to 4m tall; leaves with silver midrib.