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
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.
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
Soil MoistureAverage to Dry Soils
Moist to Average
Flowering TimeLt. Sum-Fall
Landscape usesFoundation planting