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Grass

Postby midgin » Mon Dec 01, 2014 1:27 pm

Can anyone ID this particular grass please. It tends to spread by underground runners. I have had it for yonks...but have kept it in check ...however, of late I let it loose in my 'no mow' area...and it is very happy. Maybe too happy...oooooops... lol...


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Re: Grass

Postby chocolate » Mon Dec 01, 2014 6:57 pm

Variegated bamboo grass, very pretty too!
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Re: Grass

Postby midgin » Mon Dec 01, 2014 9:53 pm

Thanks Chocolate....you are a gem. (Y)
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Re: Grass

Postby midgin » Tue Dec 02, 2014 7:06 am

After giving it some thought...I must admit when I read the word 'bamboo'...I did worry. Do you have a botanical name, please...Chocolate?
I am now thinking I might change the location for this grass as I don't want it in the lawn. The 'no-'mow' area is reasonably enclosed...but as this grass spreads underground...maybe it wouldn't take much to spread into my lawn. I can't seem to find a lot of info re this grass on-line... :?:
Thanks again for the ID.
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Re: Grass

Postby chocolate » Tue Dec 02, 2014 7:59 pm

Maybe....variegated dwarf tigress dulichium arundinaceum :-?
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Re: Grass

Postby Pam » Wed Dec 03, 2014 5:32 am

I had this about a gazillion years ago, and seem to recall that it was Phalaris.

A Google search suggests that it is quite possibly Phalaris arundinacea picta
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Re: Grass

Postby midgin » Wed Dec 03, 2014 12:51 pm

Thanks ladies...to date this grass has grown to a max. of maybe 30cm. Perhaps the conditions have not been ideal (maybe a blessing...lol)
Maybe I should do a sit and wait....lol...
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