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Arundo donax 'Golden Chain'
Common Name: Giant Reed Family: Poaceae (The Grass Family)

Notes:
Arundo 'Golden Chain' is a gold variegated form of the giant reed that is brighter in colour and smaller in habit than the form 'Variegata'. It grows to about seven feet tall and provides a gorgeous mid or back of the border exclamation point perfect with rich greens and burgundy foliage. Showy copper flowering panicles occur in warm climates but are unlikely in coastal BC. Plant in full to part sun in average to moist soils. Deer resistant.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Europe and Africa - Europe and Western Russia

Europe and Africa - North Africa

Native Habitat:
Ditches, riversides and marshland.

ClassEvergreen Primary Bloom ColourBrown
TypeGrass Secondary Bloom Colour
Height6-10' Bloom TimeFall
Spread3-5' FragranceNo
Light ExposureLoves Sun Full - Part Sun Sun Part Sun Foliage ColourVariegated - Gold
Soil MoistureAverage Moist Stem Colour
Hardiness6-10 BerriesNo
BC NativeNo

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