Reed Canary Grass

Phalaris arundinacea ‘Picta’

Reed Canary Grass - Phalaris arundinacea  ‘Picta’

Common Name: Reed Canary Grass
Genus: Phalaris
Species: arundinacea
Cultivar: ‘Picta’

The Greek translation of the word Phalaris refers to the shiny, polished seeds of these plants.

Category: Grasses & Bamboos
Growth Rate: Average

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.70 m (70 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 5.00 m (500 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Green
Foliage Colour: Green, White

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Clay/Heavy or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

This perennial ornamental grass spreads by underground stems. It makes good groundcover but can be invasive if not kept under control. Phalaris arundinacea ‘Picta’ has long, green and white striped, variegated leaves. Light green flower spikes are produced in summer.