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Glyceria maxima 'Variegata'

variegated reed sweet-grass

Eventual height & spread

Glyceria maxima 'Variegata'

variegated reed sweet-grass

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  • 9cm pot
  • £8.99
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  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, moist or wet soil
  • Rate of growth: fast
  • Flowering period: May to June
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    This British native sedge will colonising large areas in record time. Spreading by underground rhizomes, it forms tall, spreading clumps of sharp-edged, blue-flushed foliage, which in late spring and early summer, are topped with impressive flowerheads.

  • Garden care: To prevent this plant spreading too vigorously, it is advisable to pot it up (using aquatic compost) into a pond basket. Then, lift and divide the plant as necessary. In late winter, pop on a pair of tough gloves, and comb through the plant in late winter to remove any dead foliage.
  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, moist or wet soil
  • Rate of growth: medium to fast
  • Flowering period: May to June
  • Hardiness: fully hardy
  • Garden care: To prevent this plant spreading too vigorously, it is advisable to pot it up (using aquatic compost) into a pond basket. Then, lift and divide the plant as necessary. In late winter, pop on a pair of tough gloves, and comb through the plant in late winter to remove any dead foliage.