Phalaris arundinacea

Gardeners Garters

Ribbon Grass


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A vigorous perennial grass forming an extensive colony of erect stems, bearing narrow leaves boldly striped with white, pale and dark green, and narrow pale green flowering panicles in summer.  Grow in any soil in full sun or partial shade. Can spread quickly, so suited to covering large areas, but has the ability to become a nuisance so may need to be controlled.

Likes any moist but well drained soil in full sun/partial shade.

Cut back in early summer to promote fresh healthy growth which you take you into winter.

Height 50cm-1m x Spread 1-1.5m