Saccharum arundinaceum /Hardy Sugar Cane

Saccharum arundinaceum   / Saccharum arundinaceum
A large clump in summer
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A large clump in summer

At the Brooklyn Botanical Garden, Brooklyn NY

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Scientific Name: Saccharum arundinaceum
Common Name: Hardy Sugar Cane
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 10-15 feet
Spread: 10 - 15 feet
Bloom time: Fall
Flower color: Pink
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: Evergreen in tropical regions and in zones 10 and 11. Looks almost identical to the sugar cane of commerce. In late summer and early fall it bears huge plumes of pink flower clusters, which eventually fade to silver and bear seed. Seedlings sometime volunteer. Makes large clumps that can spread 15' or more.