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Phalaris arundinacea ‘Picta’ Ribbon Grass



     Phalaris arundinacea ‘Picta’ -Ribbon Grass

Ribbon Grass is a love or hate grass.. I say this because that is a true statement.. I have customers that love it because of the way it spreads and I have customers that thought to themselves  oh my god why did I plant this .. hehe.  Whatever it may be, it is a great grass you just have to put it in the right place to let it spread with no boundaries set.

Ribbon Grass is Tough and undemanding, and will solve most erosion problems.

This amazing plant spreads quickly by rhizomes, and forms a dense mass that even the most persistent weeds find difficult to penetrate.

 It is a great plant to use when an expansive, spreading ground cover is required.

Ribbon Grass is sometimes called Gardener’s Garters, referring to the long, flat, wide variegated green and white striped leaves. It is one of the first plants that comes up in the spring, beautiful as it spikes out of the ground.

 A cool season grower, this plant should be cut back in the summer to produce fresh variegation. It prefers wet areas and can be submerged in shallow water.

Features: Ribbon Grass like the  Cool season and  it has beautiful variegated foliage.

Grows to  3 feet, 3.5 feet with bloom, and likes average-wet soil.

Plant in sun-part shade area and  flowers in  June.

Extremely Hardy in  Zones 4-8

Origin: North America, Europe

You decide if this grass if for you.. like I said give it room and let it go..

Happy Gardening


Diane Mumm

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