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Arrhenatherum elatius ‘Variegatum’

Bulbous oat grass

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Features

  • BloomsJuly
  • Height0.3m
  • Spread0.15m to 0.3m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourBrownish
  • Leaf ColourGrey green striped

Description

Arrhenatherum elatius ‘Variegatum’ (Bulbous oat grass). A loosely, tuft-forming herbaceous, perennial grass. It has a basal stem swelling, hairless, grey-green and white margined leaves. Bears open panicles of brownish spikelets in summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Grass

Other common names

Oat grass

Origin

Northwest USA

Interest and use

Rock garden, border, foliage

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilLow salinity
  • Soil pH5.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Propagation

Seed in spring or autumn, or by division in autumn; however forms should be propagated by division only.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Usually little trouble from pests and diseases.

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