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Arundo donax
Common Name: Giant Reed Family: Poaceae (The Grass Family)

This giant grass from the Mediterranean region creates quite an impression with its size and drama. Cultivated for thousands of years in its native region as well as the Middle East and Asia, giant reed is the source of the reeds for musical instruments such as organs and clarinets. Plant in full sun in average to moist soils. Proving hardier than what many reference books suggest.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Europe and Africa - Europe and Western Russia

Europe and Africa - North Africa

Native Habitat:
Ditches, riversides and marshland.

ClassEvergreen Primary Bloom Colour
TypeGrass Secondary Bloom Colour
Height10-15' Bloom TimeFall
Spread2-3' FragranceNo
Light ExposureLoves Sun Full - Part Sun Sun Foliage ColourGreen
Soil MoistureAverage Moist Stem Colour
Hardiness7b-10 BerriesNo
BC NativeNo

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