Giant Sacaton has a presence that brings to mind the exotic and fanciful with its arching foliage topped with showy plumes North American native grass, and it is a beauty. One-to-two-foot plumes wave above its narrow blades, and the blooms persist well into winter. Giant Sacaton makes a dramatic specimen, an accent in mixed plantings, or a highly ornamental solution to erosion on a slope. This Southwest native grows mainly in semi-desert habitats, and to a lesser extent in moist areas such as clay flats, floodplains, and desert lakes and marshes. This translates into drought, salt, and alkaline tolerance, and adaptability to many landscape settings. In mild climates it will retain some green foliage year-round.