Tricolor Ribbon Grass
Phalaris arundinacea 'Feecy's Form'
Tricolor Ribbon Grass
(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)
Height: 24 inches
Spread: 3 feet
Hardiness Zone: 2
Other Names: Canary Grass
Tricolor Ribbon Grass' attractive grassy leaves are lime green in color with showy white variegation and tinges of pink on a plant with an upright spreading habit of growth. The foliage often turns tan in fall.
Tricolor Ribbon Grass is an herbaceous perennial grass with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.
This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and can be pruned at anytime. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;
Tricolor Ribbon Grass is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens
Planting & Growing
Tricolor Ribbon Grass will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!
This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It is an amazingly adaptable plant, tolerating both dry conditions and even some standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selection of a native North American species. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.
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