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Hi there, does anyone know what this is? It's messy, driving me mad, and growing outside the border into the grass too!






  • StevedaylillyStevedaylilly Posts: 1,087
    It looks like a phormium shrub but not too sure
  • MarlorenaMarlorena Posts: 8,432

    Phalaris arundinacea, probably the variety 'Picta'.... rather invasive I'm afraid...

    East Anglia, England
  • Well, I've just dug it out - and a load of couch grass from the same border, too. Argh, this border was a real mess! The only good is that I had to enlarge the border to get rid of this where it was growing into the lawn - so more room for something new image

  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 14,609

    Agree with Marlorena.

    I grow it by my pond, but is very invasive, and needs careful control.

    How can you lie there and think of England
    When you don't even know who's in the team

    S.Yorkshire/Derbyshire border
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