Arundo formosana Hack.

Taiwan Grass

Family: Poaceae

Genus: Arundo

Category: Grass

Zones: 5 to 11

Size: 8' tall, spread 3 to 5'

Growth Rate: Moderate


Leaves 1/2" wide. Rhizomatous. Darke says it is "bamboolike in appearance." Blooms open with a pink tint in late summer and fade to buff.


'Golden Fountain' - yellow and green variegation

'Green Fountain' - more rounded - introduced from China by Jim Waddick


Published in Bull. Herb. Boissier 7: 724 in 1899.

Native to Taiwan and China.


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