Phalaris arundinacea Picta
Phalaris Picta is an easy to grow upright clump-forming ribbon grass, with arching light green and creamy-white leaves and tan spikes that appear in summer and are useful for flower arrangements.
Suitable for container growing and great for water gardens, along streams and ponds where it can spread naturally.
Details Phalaris arundinacea Picta
- Pot size: 9 cm
- Blooms: July – August
- Leaf colour: variegated
- Full grown: 2 Years
- Full grown height: 50 – 75 cm
- Full grown width: 40 – 60 cm
- Plant location: sunny
- Plant depth: 15 cm
- Plant spacing: 35 cm
- Hardiness: -15 Celsius
- Preferred soil: Well drained
How to take care of Phalaris Picta
Phalaris Picta requires good drainage. Phalaris Picta will perform poorly and may not survive winter in hard clay soils that retain moisture. Phalaris Picta tolerate heat and some dry soils once established.
Provide full sun to light shade and dry to medium soil. Newly planted Phalaris Picta need winter protection. Mulches will not only protect Phalaris Picta but help to avoid onset of rot.
Removing faded blooms as they fade will help to prolong the flowering time. Crown/root rot may develop in poorly drained soils. Watch for rust, powdery mildew and leaf spots.