Phalaris arundinacea, 'Strawberries and Cream', Variegated ribbon grass is hardy in zones 4-11. Variegated ribbon grass spreads quickly by rhizomes. The yellow and creamy variegated leaves make this a suitable accent plant in a container or water garden especially in cooler climates. Varigated ribbon grass grows rapidly to 2-3' tall. It prefers moist soil and will grow in sun to part shade. This plant has invasive tendencies and should not be planted in natural areas.