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
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.
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
Soil MoistureMoist to Average
Moist to Wet Soils