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Arundo donax 'Golden Chain'


Arundo 'Golden Chain' is a gold variegated form of the giant reed growing to seven feet tall.

Arundo 'Golden Chain' is a gold variegated form of the giant reed that is brighter in colour and smaller in habit than the form 'Variegata'. It grows to about seven feet tall and provides a gorgeous mid or back of the border exclamation point perfect with rich greens and burgundy foliage. Showy copper flowering panicles occur in warm climates but are unlikely in coastal BC. Plant in full to part sun in average to moist soils. Deer resistant.

Common Name: Giant Reed

Family: Poaceae (The Grass Family)

Zone Hardiness: 6-10

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun

Height: 6-10'

Width: 3-5'

Primary Bloom Colour: Brown

Secondary Bloom Colour:

Class: Evergreen

Type: Grass

Bloom Time: Fall

Soil Moisture: Average, Moist

Stem Colour:

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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