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Saccharum officinarum/Sugar Cane

Saccharum officinarum / Saccharum officinarum
Not necessarily considered an ornamental this sugar cane grass has many possibilities for ornamental uses
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Not necessarily considered an ornamental this sugar cane grass has many possibilities for ornamental uses

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Scientific Name: Saccharum officinarum
Common Name: Sugar Cane
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 8-10 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Bloom time: Fall
Flower color: White
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Poor
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
No
Landscape Categories:
Comments: This is the tropical grass that is of tremendous commercial importance in the South but also has considerable merits as an ornamental grass where a tall, slender specimen grass is needed. The cultivar 'Pels's Smoke' has handsome smoky-burgundy colored foliage. The stems are purple. Sugarcane makes an excellent container plant.