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Arundo donax ‘Versicolor’


This variegated form of the giant reed, Arundo donax, is gorgeous at the back of the border. Try 'Versicolor' in a white garden for height and drama. Plant in full sun in average to moist soils. Proving hardier than what many reference books suggest.

Common Name: Giant Reed Grass

Family: Poaceae (The Grass Family)

Zone Hardiness: 7b-10

Light: Full Sun

Height: 10-15'

Width: 2-3'

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Class: Evergreen

Type: Grass

Bloom Time: Fall

Soil Moisture: Average, Moist

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Fragrance: No

Berries: No


Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Ditches, riversides and marshland


Geogrpahical Origin: Europe and Africa - Europe and Western Russia

Europe and Africa - North Africa

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