Phalaris arund. ‘Picta’

15.00

P. arundinacea var. picta is an erect, rhizomatous, evergreen, perennial grass with flat, linear, sharp-pointed leaves, striped cream and green, and narrow panicles of pale green flower spikelets fading to buff with age.

Native to

Great Britain, Temperate regions worldwide

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Erect

Toxicity

Toxic to animals. Reports on toxicity to humans are contradictory.

2 in stock

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COLOUR

Flower

Green in Summer; Pale-brown in Autumn

Foliage

Striped, Cream, Mid-green in All seasons

General care

Pruning

Cut back all but new growth in late spring or early summer to encourage fresh growth.

Propagation methods

Division

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.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Beds and borders, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Ground Cover

Cultivation

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.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

COLOUR

Flower

Green in Summer; Pale-brown in Autumn

Foliage

Striped, Cream, Mid-green in All seasons

General care

Pruning

Cut back all but new growth in late spring or early summer to encourage fresh growth.

Propagation methods

Division

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.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Beds and borders, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Ground Cover

Cultivation

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.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered