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Phalaris aruninacea - Feesey

Type Grass, Deciduous
Form Spiky Foliage / Spiky Upright Form, Architectural Form
Size Medium Border Plant (50-180cm height)
Colours Variegated green-white Foliage
Care Regular Maintenance Required - Tough Plant
Hardiness Frost hardy
Growth Fast Growing Plant
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Phalaris aruninacea - Cultivation Notes

This tall perennial grass will florish in any decent garden soil whether in full sun or part shade. Phalaris has a tendancy to become invassive and and should ideally be planted with a container. Cut back hard in autumn and mulch.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Phalaris aruninacea:

  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Suitable for container growing
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
  • Attractive form or foliage for all year interest
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils
  • Tolerates cold exposed locations
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils

Weaknesses of Phalaris aruninacea

  • Invasive/spreading root growth
  • Invasive top growth
  • Does not produce showy attractive flowers

Design & Plant Use for Phalaris aruninacea:

  • Ornamental grass for summer long foliage interest
  • Architectural plant with dramatic foliage suitable for hot dry spot
  • Ornamental grass ideal for drift planting in a sunny spot
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