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Variegated Manna Grass Glyceria maxima 'Variegata'

Phonetic Spelling
glih-SEER-ee-ah MAX-ih-ma vay-ree-eh-GAY-tah
Description

Manna grass is native to wet soils and can be planted along streams, lake banks, and in water gardens. Its bright cream and yellow stripes on green leaves are eye-catching. It spreads by rhizomes and in rich garden soil has the potential to become very aggressive and difficult to remove.

 

See this plant in the following landscape:
Shaded Patio Garden
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#yellow#water garden#variegated leaves#riparian#ornamental grass#water plant#stream banks#rhizomes#bogs#creamy white#pond edge#wet soils tolerant
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#yellow#water garden#variegated leaves#riparian#ornamental grass#water plant#stream banks#rhizomes#bogs#creamy white#pond edge#wet soils tolerant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Glyceria
    Species:
    maxima
    Family:
    Poaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Europe to North Western China
    Dimensions:
    Height: 2 ft. 0 in. - 3 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 1 ft. 0 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ornamental Grasses and Sedges
    Water Plant
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Semi-evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Arching
    Clumping
    Erect
    Spreading
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Maintenance:
    High
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Frequent Standing Water
    Occasionally Wet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6b, 6a, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9b, 9a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Type:
    Caryopsis
  • Flowers:
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Insignificant
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Semi-evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Cream/Tan
    Gold/Yellow
    Variegated
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Shape:
    Lanceolate
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    > 6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Variegated
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Coastal
    Pond
    Riparian
    Landscape Theme:
    Rain Garden
    Water Garden
    Problems:
    Weedy