Sporobolus wrightii

Giant Sacaton

Giant Sacaton is a tall-growing grass that becomes even taller when its seedheads are on display—to 6 feet or more. A Plant Select selection. Not fussy regarding soil, but avoid overwatering. Canopy coverage: 13 square feet.

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Stipa gigantea

Giant Needlegrass, Giant Feathergrass

An arching, clumping grass, the seedheads of Giant Needlegrass add another 3 feet to its height. Accepts sandy to clay soils. Canopy coverage: 13 square feet.

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Xanthorrhoea quadrangulata

Australian Grasstree

This is a succulent with a grasslike form and appearance. Long, very narrow, 2- to 4-foot leaves drape fountainlike from the tops of the woody trunks. Mature size of 8 feet by 8 feet takes many years. Tall flowering stalks to 12 feet high appear sporadically in spring. (See photo.) Best in well draining, sandy soil. Canopy coverage: 50 square feet.

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