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Miscanthus x giganteus

Common Name(s): Miscanthus;
Family: Poaceae
Growth Habit: Perennial
Growing Days: 100
Abs.Max=118° (F)    Opt.Max=104° (F)
Opt.Min=59° (F)    Abs.Min=45° (F)
Precipitation: 8 to 79 (in.)
Winter Minimum: -22° (F)
Soil pH: 4.4 to 8
Soil Texture/Type: Medium; sandy and silty loams
Soil Drainage: Moderately Well
Photoperiod Response:
Light Intensity: Full sun
A natural, sterile hybrid of M. sinensis and M. sacchariflorus. Grown as a biomass crop as far north as Denmark. Best yields on deep soils. Propagated from rhizomes.
Crop not found in disease search.
Material - fiber, Environ. - boundary, Fuel - biomass
Subtropical, temperate
Geographical Origin:
Eastern Asia, Southeastern Asia
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