Saccharum officinarum 'Violaceum'
PURPLE SUGAR CANE, BURGUNDY SUGAR CANE
Poaceae

 
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Plant type: evergreen soft-wooded perennial or grass

Hardiness zones: 10-13

Sunlight: hot overhead sun to warm low sun

Soil Moisture: constantly moist

Soil: enriched soil, mildly acidic to mildly alkaline

Tolerances: moderate wind
2.5m
Plant habit
 
1m

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Origins: not found wild

Other Botanical Names: Saccharum officinarum 'Burgundy', Saccharum officinarum var. violaceum

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Saccharum officinarum 'Violaceum'
PURPLE SUGAR CANE, BURGUNDY SUGAR CANE
Poaceae

 

  Plant type: evergreen soft-wooded perennial or grass

Hardiness zones: 10-13

Sunlight: hot overhead sun to warm low sun

Soil Moisture: constantly moist

Soil: enriched soil, mildly acidic to mildly alkaline

Tolerances: moderate wind
2.5m
Plant habit
 
1m

FEATURES

Flowers: n/a

Leaves: brown-purple


DESIGN

Garden Styles: suits tropical, mediterranean, oriental & contemporary designs

Uses: informal screen, accents, border, soil binding

Growth rate: average

Maintenance Level: average

Skill Level: average



HAZARDS

Weed Potential: yes






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