ARUNDO donax var. versicolor

Commonly known as 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
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Arching, broadly linear, white-striped leaves to 60cm (24in) long.
  • Height
    1.8m (6ft), more in mild climates.
  • Spread
    60cm (24in)
  • Ornamental grasses
    Clump-forming, rhizomatous perennial with stout stems
  • Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter
    Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
  • Full sun
    Protect from strong winds.

ARUNDO donax var. versicolor

 

 

  • Additional Features
    Pests & Diseases
    None.
    Place of origin
    Southern Europe.
  • Flower Shape
    Panicles
    Terminal panicles of light-green to purple spikelets to 60cm (24in) long
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Leaf Colour (if not green)
    Silver variegated
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
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    Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Tolerates all
    Thrives in moist conditions.
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Arundo donax - Growing Guide
1.8m (6ft), more in mild climates.
Ornamental Grass - guide for size not form Average Person
  60cm (24in)
 

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