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Scientific Name: Miscanthus x giganteus
Pronunciation: miss-KAN-thuss ex. jye-gan-TEE-us
Common Name: giant silver grass
Family Name: Poaceae
Plant Type: Poales (grass-like)
Key ID Features: Grass to 4 m tall; leaves with silver midrib.
Course(s): HORT 2355

Habit: Arching, Spreading, Stiffly upright
Form: Oval - vertical
Texture: Medium - coarse
Mature Size:
Height:2 - 3m
Spread:1.0 - 1.5m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: Garden origin (Japan: M. sacchariflorus x M. sinensis)
Hardiness Rating: Zone 6: (-23 to -18 C)
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Humus rich, Well-drained
Water Use: Low
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
Additional Info: Google
giant silver grass
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Grass-like
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Leathery, Parallel venation
Colour in Fall: Yellow, Orange
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Linear
Apices: Acute
Bases: Decurrent
Margins: Serrulate

Inflorescence Type: Floriferous, Panicle-like, Spikelet
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:0
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Showy, Pink, Red
Flower Scent: None
Flower Time at Peak: Sep, Oct

Fruit Type: Grain (caryopsis), Aborted (hybrids) or absent
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time: Nov, Dec
Additional Info: Fruit insignificant
Bark or Stem Colour: Green
Organ Modifications: Rhizomes

Propagation: Seed, Division - below ground parts
Plant Care:
Pest Susceptibility: Pest resistant, Disease resistant, Deer resistant, Rabbit resistant
(GRB) GRass Bed
(GRBE) GRass Bed East : q.1 large clump
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