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Miscanthus x giganteus 'Alligator' (Lottum)

Also called Banded Giant Chinese Silver Grass


More About Miscanthus x giganteus Alligator ('Lottum')

  • As the name suggests, this is a very large, robust grass in both height and spread
  • Long green leaves with yellow banding
  • Bloom Time: August to November
  • Flower Colour: Silvery-white
  • Grass Type: Warm Season

Interesting Notes:

Warm Season Grasses: These grasses are much slower starting in the spring. They do not push new growth until temperatures warm in early to midsummer. They flower later in the summer or fall with most blooms remaining into the winter. Most warm season grasses tolerate heat, humidity and drought; some even thrive in these conditions.  

 

Zone:

5

Height:

200-300 cm

Spread:

150-200 cm

Colour:

Silver
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Banded Giant Miscanthus Growing and Maintenance Tips

Plants should be divided, in the spring, every few years, to maintain freshness. Foliage should be left standing all winter, however, it should be pruned early to mid-spring to make way for new growth.

Research is pending, whether 'Alligator' is sterile, like its parent, 'Giganteus.' 


Miscanthus x giganteus Alligator ('Lottum') Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Fast
Fast
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Dried Flower/Foliage
Dried Flower/Foliage
Heat Tolerant
Heat Tolerant

Soil Moisture

Average to Dry Soils
Well-drained
Moist to Average

Attributes

Fall Color

Flowering Time

Lt. Sum-Fall
Fall

Habit

Upright
Clumping

Foliage Color

Variegated
Yellow
Green

Landscape uses

Foundation planting
Screening (privacy)
Specimen

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