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.
Common Name: Giant Reed
Family: Poaceae (The Grass Family)
Zone Hardiness: 7b-10
Light: Full Sun
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Bloom Time: Fall
Soil Moisture: Average, Moist
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Ditches, riversides and marshland.
Geogrpahical Origin: Europe and Africa - Europe and Western Russia
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