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Does this look like bamboo at all?

CraighBCraighB Posts: 704
Hi guys,

Does this look like bamboo or is it some type of Perennial Grass?



  • BijdezeeBijdezee BPosts: 1,484
    I'm not sure what it is but personally, I don't think it's bamboo. 
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,583
    Looks a lot like hakonechloa to me - pretty grass that likes damp conditions and whose stems turn purple as the weather cools.  It will all fade to straw colour over winter and then, come spring, start to re-grow with fresh stems.  Old shoots and stems should be removed as soon as new shoots show and before they get big enough to have their tips damaged by the cut back.
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  • CraighBCraighB Posts: 704
    Definately not Crocosmia. This plant has very thin stems with big leaves at the end. But I'm glad to hear it's not bamboo as my mum had a major problem with it in her garden.

    I just didn't know if it was a baby bamboo :)

    I'm going to look up hakonechloa and hopefully this will be it :)

  • CraighBCraighB Posts: 704
    Yes just looked up this plant @Obelixx and I agree it does very much look like this! It does look like a very pretty plant :)
  • rachelQrtJHBjbrachelQrtJHBjb South BucksPosts: 805
    I'd wondered if it could be a stray piece of phalaris.
  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 6,092
    Another vote for Hakonechloa, probably the variety macra Aureola which is the one that I have, and it looks just the same. Hard to be sure when it's dying back for the winter though.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,231
    Ditto - looks like Hakonechloa to me too. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

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