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Arundo donax

Common Name(s):
Giant reed
Cultivar(s):
Variegata , Peppermint Stick
Category:
Ornamental Grass
Comment:

Slowly spreads by rhizomes; leaves bronze with freezing temperatures; tallest ornamental grass; resembles bamboo; curved leaves

Light:
Prefers full sun but will tolerate light shade
Height:
14-20 ft.
Zones:
5-10
Form:
Upright stems with coarse, gray-green 3-in. wide leaves
Soil:
Grows in a variety of soils; drought tolerant
Inflorescence:
1- to 2-ft. inflorescence opens with a reddish-brown cast; dries to full puffy, silver; excellent in dried arrangements
Tags:
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NCCES plant id: 583

Arundo donax Arundo donax
Harry Rose, CC BY - 4.0
Arundo donax Arundo donax
Forest and Kim Starr, CC BY - 4.0
Arundo donax Arundo donax ligule
Harry Rose, CC BY - 4.0
Arundo donax Arundo donax
Harry Rose, CC BY - 4.0