Phalaris arundinacea 'Picta'
Also called Gardener's Garters
More About Phalaris arundinacea 'Picta'
- Flat, strap-like, green and white leaves, 15 mm wide, 30 cm long
- Erect panicles of pink flowers turn to white and are not showy
- Seeds are sterile
- Bloom Time: Summer
- Flower Height: 100 cm
- Foliage Height: 70 cm
- Grass Type: Cool Season
Variegated 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 'Picta' Characteristics
Moist to Average
Moist to Wet Soils
Average to Dry Soils
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