The Common Reed is an invasive grass with dark purple flowers blooming in summer and autumn. It grows up to 3 metres in height, and forms an extensive colony of erect, leafy stems with floppy linear leaves. The leaves have rich, bright yellow stripes in spring to early summer, which then fade to pure white.
Plant in deep, fertile soil in a full sun location.
Caring and Maintenance
This is a very low maintenance, hardy plant. Water adequately during dry and hot periods. Propagate by division from early spring to early summer.