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Ribbon Grass Phalaris arundinacea 'Picta'

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Phonetic Spelling
FAL-ah-ris a-run-din-uh-SEE-uh
Description

Herbaceous perennial; moisture tolerant; can be invasive

Habit: Deciduous

Form: Upright; horizontally spreading

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#deciduous#variegated leaves#ornamental grass#upright form
 
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#deciduous#variegated leaves#ornamental grass#upright form
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Phalaris
    Species:
    arundinacea
    Family:
    Poaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Dimensions:
    Height: 2 ft. 0 in. - 4 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 2 ft. 0 in. - 5 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ground Cover
    Ornamental Grasses and Sedges
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Horizontal
    Spreading
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Maintenance:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Fine
  • 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)
    Available Space To Plant:
    3 feet-6 feet
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5b, 5a, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9b, 9a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Type:
    Caryopsis
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Panicle
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Cream/Tan
    Green
    Variegated
    White
    Leaf Feel:
    Rough
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    > 6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Description:
    Upright-stemmed long, narrow grasslike leaves; striped lengthwise with white and green
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Riparian
    Landscape Theme:
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Rain Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Mass Planting
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Black Walnut
    Deer
    Drought
    Pollution