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Phalaris arundinacea /Reed Canary Grass

Phalaris arundinacea  / Phalaris arundinacea
A circle of green and white variegated canary grass
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A circle of green and white variegated canary grass

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Scientific Name: Phalaris arundinacea
Common Name: Reed Canary Grass
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: White, Pink
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Medium
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: A bamboo-like ornamental grass that can become invasive. The edges of the new green leaves are pink tinged green in spring. They are white striped in summer and along the pinkish flower plumes, this grass is attractive until late summer when it turns brown and look ratty. Cut back to within 6 inches of the ground in late winter.