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Phalaris arundinacea 'Strawberries & Cream' (Feesey's Form)

Also called Gardener's Garters


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More About Phalaris arundinacea Strawberries & Cream ('Feesey's Form')

  • AKA Phalaris arundinacea 'Strawberries and Cream'
  • Flat, strap-like, pink-tinted green and white leaves, 15 mm wide, 30 cm long
  • Erect panicles of pink flowers turn white and are not showy
  • Bloom Time: Summer
  • Flower Height: 90 cm
  • Foliage Height: 60 cm
  • Grass Type: Cool Season

Interesting Notes:

Potential Invasive Species

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:

60-80 cm

Colour:

White
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Tricolor Ribbon Grass Growing and Maintenance Tips

It will grow in any soil, in standing water, moist or dry areas and will tolerate full sun and some light shade. Although seeds are sterile, it spreads actively by rhizome. Propagate by division, in the spring or fall. For best results, prune to 15 cm in the summer, when the flowers appear, to promote a fall flush. Not suitable for most small landscapes, as it spreads rapidly. Good for stabilizing slopes.


Phalaris arundinacea Strawberries & Cream ('Feesey's Form') Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Fast
Fast
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Ground cover
Ground cover
Bog or water garden
Bog or water garden

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average
Moist to Wet Soils
Average to Dry Soils

Attributes

Deciduous

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum

Habit

Spreading
Upright
Vase-shape

Foliage Color

Variegated
White
Green

 Suitable Substitutions for Phalaris arundinacea 'Strawberries & Cream' (Feesey's Form)

Phalaris arundinacea 'Tricolor'

Phalaris arundinacea 'Tricolor'

Tricolor Ribbon Grass