Phalaris arundinacea rosea

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 rosea, Ribbon Grass, Gardener's Garters
This grass grows wild along streams and canals. Cultivated for hay, it grows slowly the first year, but can eventually crowd out other plants. Less invasive in shade, good as a ground cover. Contains the hallucinogenic alkaloid DMT.

Attributes - Phalaris arundinacea rosea

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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