Ribbon grass (Phalaris arundinacea) is a relatively small grass, growing only about a foot high. Ribbon grass has a dense mat of foliage with leaves pink or white tinged variegation. As the leaves mature, they become striped with green and white, which has earned them the name gardener’s garters. Ribbon grass is also called reed canary grass. Ribbon grass plants have virtually no pest or disease problems and can tolerate a wide range of light and moisture conditions. The most important ribbon grass information is its need for well-drained soil.
Plants that are in full sun may experience sun scorch. Just cut back the leaves and fertilize and the plant will produce new fresh leaves in a couple of weeks.In colder zones, mulch around the root zone to protect roots. Apply compost or manure around the base of the plant in early spring to help feed the plant.
Height: 32 inches
Soil: organic soil, moist soil
Sunlight: partial sunlight
ornamental implies that these varieties of grasses serve no purpose other than
decoration, akin to garden gnomes or sundials.
ornamental grasses have more potential uses than turf grasses.
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