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ARUNDO donax var. versicolor
Giant reed, Indian grass
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- Pests & Diseases - none.
- Place of Origin - southern Europe.
- Hardy - cold winter - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
- Height - in metres - 1.8m (6ft), more in mild climates.
- Spread - in metres - 60cm (24in)
- Evergreen - arching, broadly linear, white-striped leaves to 60cm (24in) long.
- Ornamental Grasses - clump-forming, rhizomatous perennial with stout stems. Produces terminal panicles of light-green to purple spikelets to 60cm (24in) long.
- Full Sun - protect from strong winds.
- No Preference - thrives in moist conditions.
(syn variegata) - half hardy perennial grass with bamboo-like foliage which makes an attractive backdrop to a border or in the cool greenhouse
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