Commonly known as Giant reed, Indian grass

Genus of 2 or 3 species of evergreen, rhizomatous, perennial grasses from ditches and riversides from warm-temperate regions of the northern hemisphere.

As with most giant canes or grasses much use has been made historically.

Donax is used for the manufacture of reeds for woodwind instruments. It was used by Egyptians for wrapping the dead and has been used for roofing, the high silica content making it durable. It is also a candidate for use as biofuel though its invasiveness causes problems.

  • Evergreen
    Thick reed-like stems and terminal, feathery flower panicles.
  • Ornamental grasses
    Grown for its bamboo-like foliage.
  • Full sun
    Protect from strong winds
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    For best foliage cut back to base each year. For flowers cut back stems after second year.
    Pests & Diseases
    Place of origin
    Warm-temperate regions of northern hemisphere.
  • Soil Conditions
    Tolerates all
    Thrives in moist conditions.

Buy Varieties of ARUNDO

ARUNDO donax 'Aureovariegata'

ARUNDO donax 'Aureovariegata'

Giant reed, Indian grass

golden yellow variegation in the leaves

£17.50 each 
ARUNDO donax var. versicolor

ARUNDO donax var. versicolor

Giant reed, Indian grass

(syn variegata) - half hardy perennial grass with bamboo-like silver variegated foliage which makes an attractive backdrop to a border or in the cool greenhouse

Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only Gift-wrapping available
£16.50 each 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
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