Tripidium arundinaceum

Chinese Plumegrass

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Item #: 1735

Zones: 6a to 10b

Dormancy: Winter

Height: 120" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: China

Pot Size: 3 qt. (2.8 L)

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(aka: Saccharum arundinaceum) From the garden of plant collector Jim Waddick comes the hardiest and most spectacular of the Chinese plumegrasses, relatives of the Southeastern Native genus Erianthus...little known in the US except by our customers, who all rave about it (some on general principle). Tripidium arundinaceum has long, grey-green leaves with a white midrib. This giant clumper (great for hiding obtrusive neighbors or rusty cars) makes a spectacular sight at 10' tall x 10' wide. In early to mid-October, Tripidium arundinaceum clumps are topped with narrow, purplish-pink, pampas-like plumes that extend another 2-3' above the foliage. Because of the late flowering season, seedlings are not a problem from Zone 7b north. Truly a must for grass lovers!