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Phalaris arundinacea 'Strawberries&Cream'

Phalaris arundinacea 'Strawberries&Cream'
ribbon grass
Common name ribbon grass
Family poaceae
Life cycle perennial grass
Size 3 ft
Light sun-part shade
Cultural notes not fussy, but likes moist soil

A good clump of this pink/white/green variegated grass brightens up our pondside nicely. It starts growth early in the season, well before the taller grasses such as its neighbor Miscanthus 'Morning Light' get going. It does want to crawl around by its roots, so we have to restrain it from time to time - but it's worth it.

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

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