Phalaris arundinacea 'Feesey'
- Ribbon Grass
Never plant Ribbon grass in a border unless well contained
below the ground. This plant, sometimes sold under the name
'Strawberries and Cream', is the least invasive of the Ribbon
grasses, but that is not saying much.
Does well in a container. Try growing it directly in your pond, in
shallow water, or in a bog container.
Description: cool season; aggressive spreader
Foliage is variegated green and white (more white than green); medium
blade width; 60-80 cm (24-32") in height
Flowers similar to 'Karl Foerster' (but sparser); blooms
June through August; 80-100 cm (32-40") tall
Ideal conditions: full sun to light shade; moist
fertile to wet soil; moderately drought tolerant.
Coldest zone: 3 (find your zone; further
info on plant hardiness)
Partner with: late red tulips, Corydalis elata, Salix
The species is native to: moist areas of Eurasia
Season of interest: the entire growing season
Drought tolerance rating: 3 (water to root depth once
every week) further info
Recommended spacing between plants: 35-80 cm (14-32")
why such a difference
Pronunciation: Phalaris (fah-LAR-is) arundinacea (ah-run-din-AH-see-ah)
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