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

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This giant grass from the Mediterranean region creates quite an impression with its size and drama. Cultivated for thousands of years in its native region as well as the Middle East and Asia, giant reed is the source of the reeds for musical instruments such as organs and clarinets. Plant in full sun in average to moist soils. Proving hardier than what many reference books suggest.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Europe and Western Russia
North Africa
Native Habitat:
Ditches, riversides and marshland.

ClassEvergreen  Primary Bloom Colour 
TypeGrass  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height10-15'  Bloom TimeFall 
Spread2-3'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureLoves Sun Full - Part Sun Sun  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureAverage Moist  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone7b-10  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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