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Miscanthus giganteus 'Alligator' (Lottum)

Also called Banded Giant Chinese Silver Grass


More About Miscanthus giganteus Alligator ('Lottum')

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

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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Miscanthus giganteus Alligator ('Lottum') Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
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

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Fall Color

Flowering Time

Lt. Sum-Fall
Fall

Habit

Upright
Clumping

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Specimen
Foundation planting
Screening (privacy)

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