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Arundo donax

Striped giant reed

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Features

  • BloomsOctober to November
  • Height4m to 4.5m
  • Spread1.5m to 3m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourGreen, purple
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Arundo donax (Striped giant reed). This is an ornamental grass. It is a tall-growing species which will reach about 4m; this plant can create a dramatic effect in your landscape. The flowers are panicle spikes which will appear in the autumn.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Grass

Other common names

Indian grass

Origin

Europe

Interest and use

Ornamental, privacy, foliage

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Sandy
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterMoist

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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