Arundo Donax Variegata – 5 Litre


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SKU: arundo-donax-variegata Category:
Common Name: Variegated Reed Grass
Size: 5 Litre
Hardiness: H4
Hardiness Ratings

All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees ˚C) are shown in brackets

  • H1a: under glass all year (>15˚C)
  • H1b: can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15 ˚C)
  • H1c: can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10 ˚C)
  • H2: tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5 ˚C)
  • H3: hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1 ˚C)
  • H4: hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5 ˚C)
  • H5: hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10 ˚C)
  • H6: hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15 ˚C)
  • H7: hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20 ˚C)
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5 Litre Pot

  • Position: Full sun
  • Soil: Moist, well drained
  • Growth Rate: Fast
  • Flowering Period: September – October
  • Hardiness: H4
  • Eventual Height: 1.5 – 2.5m
  • Eventual Spread: 0.5 – 1m

Arundo Donax Variegata, also known as the ‘Variegated Giant reed’, is evergreen, clump-forming perennial grass with stout stems of long arching strap like grey-green, and creamy-white, striped bamboo-like foliage, occasionally bearing panicles of green to purple spikelets. A superb architectural plant, its upright habit providing colourful height to the pond side or border planting scheme.

Looking After Your Arundo Donax Variegata

An easy to grow variegated ornamental reed, although may need some Winter protection from very strong, cold winds so plant within a sheltered area of the garden. Stripping the reeds of their leaves in the Autumn leaving the bear stems will provide some winter interest and structure to pond/stream side, then during late Winter/early Spring cut stems back to ground level allowing the new shoots to emerge, this will also help to encourage any flowering, and feed generously with a good quality fertiliser.

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