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Plant on roundabout ID please

GuybrushGuybrush Posts: 172

Hi folks,

Can anybody identify this plant on a roundabout? It's the silver/light green leaved one with the red arrow pointing at it. I thought one would look good in my tropical style garden.

Cheers

Jay

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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,234

    It looks suspiciously like Phalaris arundinacea (spelling?) - Gardener's Garters.

    If it is - I wouldn't plant it unless you want it everywhere else in your garden!  image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,379

    My Gardener's Garters don't go that far up Fairy!!!  image

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,374

    how about Arundo donax variegata

    Only guessing from the size, I can't see the detail

  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 33,853

    Try looking at Hibanobambusa tranquillans 'Shiroshima'

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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,234

    I was unsure of scale Dove - but they get to around three feet here. There's another grass that looks very like it but I can't remember it's name. Probably one of the variegated Miscanthus  image

    One of those Miscanthus would certainly be fine Jay - in fact - there's lots of variegated grasses which would suit your tropical style   image

    There's a variegated version of Arundo donax too, and it gets to big height if you're looking for something sizeable,  but I don't know if it's totally hardy everwhere.

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,379

    I think it looks like Arundo donax variegata when you enlarge the photo image

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  • B3B3 Posts: 21,472

    I have that plant in my garden . It grows to about 6ft but doesn't spread much. It has survived two winters. I've found the label. It says miscanthus sinensis cabaret - variegated maiden grass. Grows to 1.8m hardy perennial

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • LoxleyLoxley Posts: 4,452

    I think Arundo donax 'Variegata' too, but it's very similar to Miscanthus 'Cosmopolitan', which I coincidentally saw in Homebase today - which would be more reliably hardy.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,374

    the growth is wrong for Miscanthus, It had leaves coming of the stems in a way that Miscanthus doesn't

  • B3B3 Posts: 21,472

    Same plant wrong labelimage

    In London. Keen but lazy.
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