Arundo donax 'Peppermint Stick'

Peppermint Stick Giant Reed




Family: Poaceae

Genus: Arundo

Parent: Arundo donax

Category: Grass

Zones: 6 to 9

Size: 12' tall spreading

Growth Rate: Fast

Exposure: Sun


Inflorescences bronze tinged with pink in autumn. Cream and green variegated leaves, the variegation persisting through the summer. Likes moisture. Cut back in winter.


Imported from the Shanghai Botanical Garden by Greg Speichert.

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My Experience: 

I purchased a 4" pot from Santa Rosa in April 2010 and planted it near the conservatory. It grew to 8' tall in the first summer with 12" inflorescences which lasted through January. The clump was about 2' in diameter at the base but wider at the top.

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