'Golden Chain' is a gold variegated form of the giant reed that is brighter in colour and smaller in habitat than the form 'Variegata'. It provides a gorgeous mid or back of the border exclamation point which would look fantastic combined 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.
Europe and Western Russia
Ditches, riversides and marshland.