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Grass - Miscanthus Varieties

FREEDOM was released by Mississippi State University. Giant Miscanthus, is a newly developed biomass crop. It has superior height, standability, and vigorous growth habit. It is heat and drought tolerant, and tolerates poor soils. Plants produce large amounts of dense dark green foliage with an alternate leaf arrangement and semi-hollow woody stems. The leaves are serrated and slightly greater than two feet in length with prominent mid-vein, hair-like ligules, and contain dense plant crowns consisting of 23 stems per ft2. ‘Freedom’ can be distinguished from Miscanthus x giganteus ‘Illinois’ clone cultivar by a less acute leaf angle of 32o measured from the vertical stem above the leaf. Freedom is exclusively licensed to Repreve Renewables, Soperton, GA. Variety Producers
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