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Reed canary grass in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Phalaris arundinacea var. picta

 

Reed canary grass

Phalaris Ribbon Grass is a semi-evergreen, erect spreading grass with flat reed-like green and white striped foliage. It bears long narrow golden yellow flower heads. Spreading - it's hugely invasive in damp conditions. 'Feesey's Form' has the boldest variegation.

 
plant Features
  • Reed canary grass likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Reed canary grass likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Reed canary grass is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Reed canary grass likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Reed canary grass

Latin name

Phalaris arundinacea var. picta

type

Grass

family

Poaceae

ph

5.6 - 7.8 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Reed canary grass likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Reed canary grass is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Reed canary grass likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Reed canary grass likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Reed canary grass is 1.00meters x 1.00meters 1.00 M 1.00 M

Phalaris arundinacea var. picta

Phalaris Ribbon Grass is a semi-evergreen, erect spreading grass with flat reed-like green and white striped foliage. It bears long narrow golden yellow flower heads. Spreading - it's hugely invasive in damp conditions. 'Feesey's Form' has the boldest variegation.


Flowering Season

From Early Summer TO Mid Summer

Flowering season.

 

Plant container plants

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

Plant container plants in a sunny or partially shaded position.

 
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