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Can someone identify this grass?

NetsniperNetsniper Posts: 17

I have had this Grass for a few years now, it started off in a pond but I found that it grows out of the pond just as well. it dies off in the winter but soon starts to grow back in the spring and it grows very fast, its about 15 years old now, but I have never known what its called? so can anyone help???

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Last edited: 27 May 2016 10:51:57

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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 32,380

    phalaris unundinacea picta. gardener's garters. Highly invasive, plant with caution.

    Last edited: 27 May 2016 10:54:59

    Devon.
  • NetsniperNetsniper Posts: 17

    Thank you I understand what your saying about it being invasive but that's what I want it to do on that part of the garden  so its doing as you say but I will keep my eye on it. image

    Last edited: 27 May 2016 11:13:12

  • plant pauperplant pauper Posts: 6,234

    Or do as I did and plant it where you can hit it the odd looter with the lawnmower! image

  • NetsniperNetsniper Posts: 17
    plant pauper says:

    Or do as I did and plant it where you can hit it the odd looter with the lawnmower! image

    See original post

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  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 22,311

    I 've not found it to be invasive in heavy, unimproved clay but I'm sure it would take advantage of better conditions  - which aren't on offer!

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 32,380

    it was in a previous garden with very light soil. Clearly soil has an impact.

    Devon.
  • NetsniperNetsniper Posts: 17

    I'm quite new to the world of gardens so don't know much about soil types yet but what I can tell you if whatever we plant here seems to grow like crazy, I remember 2 years back we planted some squash only 1 plant and it yielded 170. I'm sure if I stuck a twig in the ground it would grow image

  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 22,311

    Sounds like you won't be short of garters thenimage

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • NetsniperNetsniper Posts: 17

    No I'm hoping they will continue to grow down a bank we have which we really can't do anything with so the more of that it covers the better image

  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 22,311

    I grow it in a shady spot under climbing roses. It looks good there. You need to clear out all the dead grass before it sprouts again in the spring.

    In London. Keen but lazy.
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