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Arundo donax ‘Veriscolor’

Striped giant reed

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Features

  • BloomsAugust to November
  • Height1.5m to 2m
  • Spread0.3m to 0.6m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourWhite-yellow
  • Leaf ColourMid green white

Description

Arundo donax ‘Veriscolor’ (Striped giant reed). Herbaceous, perennial grass with strong stems producing broad leaves with creamy-white stripes. May bear dense, erect panicles of white-yellow spikelets in late summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Grass

Origin

Europe

Interest and use

Ornamental, privacy, foliage

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°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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