Arundo donax - Giant Reed Grass

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Hardy Ornamental

Arundo donax

Giant reed grass

More About Giant reed grass

  • Erosion control for wet areas
  • Tropical screen

Hardy in Zones 5-11, Arundo donax is usually sought after for its tropical looking foliage and taller stature - up to 20'. The flowers are large 2 foot panicles with silvery plumes which turn beige and can last well into the winter. Originally brought over from Europe potentially as a windbreak or a quick filler in new landscapes, the stalks and leaves are also used to make reed mats, privacy screens, reeds for instruments, and various garden crafts.  Rhizomatous spreader. Deer will not eat giant reed grass!

Bloom Color

Silver