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Spartina pectinata 'Aureomarginata'

Also called Marsh Grass


More About Spartina pectinata 'Aureomarginata'

  • AKA Spartina pectinata 'Variegata'
  • Main stems (culms) are round, up to 250 cm
  • Yellow-edged, green leaves, alternate, up to 60 cm long, emerge from the lower half of the stems
  • Arching, thick blades with prominent midribs have sharp edges
  • Ends of stems feature racemes of 10-30 alternate floral spikes
  • Fall colour: Clear yellow, turning to tan for winter
  • Bloom Time: July to August
  • Flower Height: 225 cm
  • Foliage Height: 175 cm
  • Grass Type: Warm Season

Interesting Notes:

Warm Season Grasses: These grasses are much slower starting in the spring. They do not push new growth until temperatures warm in early to midsummer. They flower later in the summer or fall with most blooms remaining into the winter. Most warm season grasses tolerate heat, humidity and drought; some even thrive in these conditions. 

 

Zone:

5

Height:

150-200 cm

Spread:

80-100 cm

Colour:

Lime-green
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Variegated Cord Grass Growing and Maintenance Tips

Spartina grows best in moist, fertile soil in full sun to partial shade. It is an aggressive grass, spreading by rhizome as well as by seed, not suited to small gardens. It will tolerate less fertile, rocky, dry soils where it will be less aggressive.


Spartina pectinata 'Aureomarginata' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Fast
Fast
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Long Blooming
Long Blooming
Salt Tolerant
Salt Tolerant
Bog or water garden
Bog or water garden

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Moist to Wet Soils

Attributes

Deciduous

Flowering Time

Fall
Summer
Lt. Sum-Fall

Habit

Clumping
Spreading

Foliage Color

Variegated
Yellow
Green

Landscape uses

Border/edging
Naturalizing

 Suitable Substitutions for Spartina pectinata 'Aureomarginata'

Spartina pectinata

Spartina pectinata

Prairie Cord Grass