Zones: 5 to
Size: 4' tall
Growth Rate: Fast
Stiff clumps of erect stems. Fast spreading - rhizomes can grow 7' long in 6 months. Used to control erosion on the West Coast and has taken over - considered a noxious weed in California. Warm season grass.
Native to southern Europe and north Africa.
'Arenaria' = from the sand
Published in Hort. Berol. (Link) 1: 105 in 1827.
Basionym Arundo arenaria L.