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Phalaris arundinacea (Reed Canarygrass)

Type: Species | Edit History      Plant ID - 41335



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Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Cyperales
Family: Poaceae
Genus: Phalaris
Species: Phalaris arundinacea
 
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Plant Types edit
  • Grass
  • Perennial
Zones / Hardiness edit
  • 4b (to -20 F / -29 C)
  • 5a (to -15 F / -26 C)
  • 5b (to -10 F / -23 C)
  • 6a (to -5 F / -21 C)
  • 6b (to 0 F / -18 C)
  • 7a (to 5 F / -15 C)
  • 7b (to 10 F / -12 C)
  • 8a (to 15 F / -9 C)
  • 8b (to 20 F / -7 C)
  • 9a (to 25 F / -4 C)
Height (Maximum) edit
  • 2 to 5 feet (60 cm to 1 1/2 m)
Spread (Maximum) edit
  • 2 to 5 feet (60 cm to 1 1/2 m)
Flowering Start edit
  • June
Flowering End edit
  • August
Leaf Colour edit
  • Variegated
Leaf Shape edit
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Suitable For edit
  • Border/Bed
  • Container/Patio
  • Bog Garden/Waterside
  • Coastal Garden
  • Cottage Garden
Sun Exposure edit
  • Full Sun
  • Partial Shade
Soil Types edit
  • Dry
  • Well-drained
  • Moist
  • Loamy / Medium
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Bloom Colour edit
  • White
  • Near White
  • Cream
Wildlife Value edit
Propagation Techniques edit
  • Division
Skill Level edit
  • Beginner
Additional Short Notes add
  • Looks good in a container. Used for erosion control. edit | delete
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Contributors For This Plant
Jewell (5500)
toni (36069)
  lukeypukey (80)
  Cayuga Morning (1356)


Gardens Containing This Plant
Jewell's Garden
 lukeypukey's Garden
 Katagram's Garden
 Cayuga Morning's Garden


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Jewell (5500) wrote on Jun 26 2009
Is vigorous and will spread if not divided often. Grass is softer in texture (softer, watery stems) than most grasses used for ornamentals. Slightly broad grass.

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  Cayuga Morning (1356) wrote on Jul 04 2013
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I second what Jewell has said, above. I grow this grass for its foliage contrast, the variegated leaf is attractive. It does grow with abandon, however, and must be curtailed every year. Hacking it back is one of my yearly chores but it does not seem to resent it.

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Other names for this plant:
Phalaroides arundinacea



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