Phalaris arundinacea picta

Ribbon Grass, Gardener's Garters

Tough, vigorously growing ornamental Grass which spreads by underground rhizomes. Cut back hard when leaves look unkempt. Grown for its showy, variegated leaves. Airy flower clusters are insignificant. Many cultivars are available.
Phalaris arundinacea picta, Ribbon Grass, Gardener's Garters
White variegated leaves are 3/4 to 1 inch wide. This grass is attractive year-round. Fades to beige with frost. New spring growth may be tinged pink, contrasting the white flower panicles which bloom in early summer and mature to light brown. Forms an aggressive ground cover where water is readily available.

Attributes - Phalaris arundinacea picta

Plant Type: Grass

Bloom Season: Early Summer through Mid Summer

Flower Color: White

Foliage: Deciduous

Height: 2 ft. to 3 ft.

Width: 3 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Notes: Thrives in Wet Soil. Container Plants, Low Maintenance.

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