Phalaris arundinacea
Gardeners garter

Height: Tall

Planting Zone: 1 - 2

This vigorous perennial grass forming an extensive colony of erect stems to 60cm tall, bearing narrow leaves boldly dark green, and narrow pale green flowering panicles in summer. Commonly known as Gardener’s Garters, Phalaris has a vigorous habit and benefits from plenty of space to spread. This versatile plant is as much at home in the margins of a pond, providing it is not planted too deep. We recommend no more that 5-10cm of water above the top of the pot. Spectacular in large drifts at the edge of lakes and sizable ponds.