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Phalaris arundinacea

To swap with Laura Naylor

This grower is fairly sure of this plant identification.

Definitely phalaris arundinacea. I think it was bought as a named sub-species, but I can't remember which. Sorry!

Pot Size
5 litres
5 litres

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Plant Finder: about Phalaris arundinacea

Common names

Reed canary grass, Ribbon grass, Gardener's garters


Phalaris arundinacea (Reed canary grass). This crop has an minimum optimum growing temperature of 17C and a maximum optimum growing temperature of 25C.


They will prefer a damp position, they grow well n most garden soils that do not dry out in summer.

Interest and use

Ground cover, meadow, fodder

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Phalaris arundinacea | Bath, Somerset, BA1 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Low salinity
  • Soil pH5.5 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist or Dry

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