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Arundo donax 'Peppermint Stick'
Common Name: Striped Giant Reed Family: Poaceae (The Grass Family)

Arundo donax 'Peppermint Stick' is a giant grass that grows as large as some bamboo to 12 feet or more but also looks like a giant variegated corn. This cultivar of reed grass has green to blue-green and white variegated foliage that retains its colour throughout the season including in hot summer climates. Spikes of tan flowers appear in autumn but the seeds are not viable. Plants are clumping.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Europe and Africa - Europe and Western Russia

Native Habitat:
Ditches, riversides and marshland.

ClassDeciduous Primary Bloom ColourBrown
TypeGrass Secondary Bloom Colour
Height10-15' Bloom TimeFall
Spread3-5' FragranceNo
Light ExposureLoves Sun Full - Part Sun Sun Part Sun Foliage ColourVariegated - Cream/White
Soil MoistureAverage Moist Stem Colour
Hardiness6-10 BerriesNo
BC NativeNo

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