Green in Summer; Pale-brown in Autumn
Striped, Cream, Mid-green in All seasons
Cut back all but new growth in late spring or early summer to encourage fresh growth.
WHERE TO GROW
Phalaris arundinacea var. picta (Gardener’s garters) will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 2m after 2-5 years.
Banks and Slopes, Beds and borders, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Ground Cover
Plant in any soil in sun or partial shade. Site carefully as once established, it is difficult to remove or eradicate. Labelled a noxious weed in some introduced areas, particularly the Midwestern United States.
Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)
Moist but well-drained, Well-drained
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Partial Shade, Full Sun
South, East, West