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botanical name:
Arundo donax var. versicolor
Arundo donax var. versicolor © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Giant reed
synonyms:  Arundo donax 'Versicolor', Arundo donax 'Variegata'
family:  Poaceae
characteristics: grass
height: 4.00m
width: 3.00m
growth rate: fast
growth habit:
leaf colour: white & green
flower colour: white
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: moist soil, wet/waterlogged soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -1°C
USDA zone: 7 to 10
Very dramatic variegated form with leaves striped in green and creamy white, often flushed with pink on the new shoots. May be evergreen in mild climates. May produce panicles of flowers in autumn which are reddish brown at first, maturing to white.

Moist soil in a warm, sunny position. More tender than the species and needs some winter protection in cold areas.

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