Hardy Sugar Cane

Saccharum arundinaceum

Family: Poaceae (poh-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Saccharum (SAK-er-um) (Info)
Species: arundinaceum (a-run-din-uh-KEE-um) (Info)

Category:

Ornamental Grasses and Bamboo

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Cream/Tan

Bloom Time:

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Upland, California

Fountain, Florida

Marianna, Florida

Raleigh, North Carolina

Stilwell, Oklahoma

Gardeners' Notes:

2
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RatingContent
Positive

On Sep 5, 2015, siege2055 from Stilwell, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

I have had to move this a couple of times to find a place that it likes, and now finally in the third year, its happy and has grown to about 5 feet. The drooping habit of the ends of the leaves look really unique in my opinion. Easily hardy here, it dies down in winter but comes back from the roots. Hopefully it will bloom for me next year.

Positive

On Feb 17, 2007, Sugarcane52 from Marianna, FL wrote:

Plant was sold in Michigan where it is reported cold hardy there by the nursery. This Winter 2006-7 it has withstood 22 degrees with leaves still green. It bloomed in November.

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