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Commonly known as Blady grass, Cogon grass
A devastating noxious weed in some places; a desirable ornamental in others.
After a long, warm summer can produce silvery spikelets of flowers.
Genus of about 10 species of slender-stemmed, rhizamatous, perennial grasses from tropical and warm-temperate open grassland in Japan.
Ornamental grasses - flat, linear, pointed leaves with spikes of short, silvery seedheads.
Full sun - mulch in winter.
Partial shade - dappled shade.
Additional Features - Good to know - a devastating noxstriking foliage colour. Good at the front of a border or in a light woodland setting.
Pests & Diseases - none
Place of origin - Japan
Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - humus- rich.