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botanical name:
Phalaris arundinacea var. picta
Phalaris arundinacea var. picta © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Gardener's garters, Striped ribbon grass
synonyms:  Phalaris arundinacea 'Picta'
family:  Poaceae
characteristics: grass
height: 0.75m
width: m
growth rate: very fast
growth habit:
leaf colour: white & green
flower colour: white
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, wet/waterlogged soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -35°C
USDA zone: 4 to 9
Vigorously spreading grass with loosely arching leaves striped green and white, pink flushed in spring. Small whitish flower panicles.

Tolerant of a wide variety of conditions and can become invasive.

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