Variegated Common Reed Phragmites australis 'Variegatus' - 3L Pot

Code: PL1165
Variegated Common Reed Phragmites australis 'Variegatus' - 3L Pot
Variegated Common Reed Phragmites australis 'Variegatus' - 3L Pot

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.

Characteristics

  • Foliage Colour: striped yellow, white
  • Flower Colour: purple in summer and autumn
  • Approx. Growth Height: 2.5m - 4m
  • Max. Spread: 2.5m - 4m
  • Flowering Time: summer
  • Planting Time: spring/summer
  • Uses: waterside, bog gardens, wildflower gardens
  • Exposure: exposed, sheltered
  • Growing Habit: tufted
  • Hardiness: hardy
  • Rate of Growth: max height in 5-10 years

Requirements

  • Light Requirements: full sun
  • Moisture: poorly-drained or moist but well drained
  • Soil requirements: acidic, neutral, alkaline, boggy, loamy, sandy, chalky

Planting

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.

 

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