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Glyceria maxima var. 'Variegata'

 Suitable Substitutions for Glyceria maxima var. 'Variegata'

Phalaris arundinacea 'Picta'

Phalaris arundinacea 'Picta'

Variegated Ribbon Grass

 

More About Glyceria maxima var. 'Variegata'

  • A.K.A. Glyceria aquatica 'Variegata', Glyceria spectabilis 'Variegata'
  • Loose upright clump of pendulous blades
  • Strap-shaped leaves are striped with cream and sometimes tinged with pink
  • Seed stems (rarely produced) hold delicate purplish-green flowers
  • Semi-evergreen
  • Bloom Time: Summer
  • Grass Type: Cool Season

Interesting Notes:

Cool Season Grasses: These grasses do the majority of their growing in early spring and start again when temperatures start to cool in the fall. During the warmer summer months, they stop growing and some will even go dormant. Cool season grasses flower in the spring or early summer. Most cool season grasses grow best in a consistently moist soil.
 

 

Zone:

4

Height:

60-90 cm

Spread:

45-60 cm

Colour:

Green
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Variegated Mannagrass Growing and Maintenance Tips

Thrives in full sun in moist to wet conditions. Colonizes slowly by rhizomes and tolerates standing water. Previous year's foliage should be removed in early spring. 


Glyceria maxima var. 'Variegata' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Fast
Fast
Evergreen
Evergreen
Bog or water garden
Bog or water garden

Soil Moisture

Moist to Wet Soils
Wetland (Root submerged)

Flowering Time

Lt. Sum-Fall

Habit

Spreading
Clumping
Upright

Foliage Color

Yellow
Variegated
White
Green