Striped Giant Reed (Arundo donax 'Variegata')

Botanical names:
Arundo donax Accepted
Arundo donax var. versicolor Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Grass/Grass-like
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Wet
Wet Mesic
Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 6a -23.3 °C (-10 °F) to -20.6 °C (-5 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 8 to 16 feet
Plant Spread: 5 to 10 feet
Leaves: Variegated
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Provides winter interest
Will Naturalize
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Humidity tolerant
Pollinators: Wind

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Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Nov 28, 2013 10:20 AM

Can be invasive and is banned in some states, but other states are investigating the giant reed to burn as a possible substitute for coal.

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