Plant ID forum: Grass or what?

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Name: charles
Anderson, S.C (Zone 8b)
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papa
May 16, 2016 7:33 PM CST
I was gifted this a few hours ago. Anyone know what it is?
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Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
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NJBob
May 16, 2016 7:46 PM CST
Looks like Ribbon grass which can be invasive.
Name: Dave Paul
Puna, HI (Zone 10b)
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Metrosideros
May 16, 2016 8:38 PM CST
Looks like Arundo donax 'Variegata'.

http://www.cooltropicalplants.com/Arundo-donax-variegata.htm...
Name: Kimberley
Central Ohio (Zone 5b)
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Gardenwife
May 16, 2016 8:55 PM CST
I agree, Arundo donax 'Variegata'. I grow it. It can be a spreader in good soil. We mow around it.

Name: charles
Anderson, S.C (Zone 8b)
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papa
May 16, 2016 9:07 PM CST
IThanks guys, I think this one is it
Giant Reed (Arundo donax 'Peppermint Stick')
Name: Kimberley
Central Ohio (Zone 5b)
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Gardenwife
May 22, 2016 11:58 AM CST
[quote="papa"]IThanks guys, I think this one is it
Giant Reed (Arundo donax 'Peppermint Stick')


You should post your photo of the root system to the plants database. It looks like people have only posted the leaves.

Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
May 22, 2016 12:21 PM CST
I agree it looks like Arundo donax. My friend has it and it takes up a HUGE part of her garden:


You may want to confine it to a pot so it won't get out of hand.
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Name: charles
Anderson, S.C (Zone 8b)
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papa
May 29, 2016 2:21 PM CST
Yes I will keep it in a pot.
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