Any tiny segment of root or rhizome can spout and spread. Use of soil barriers should be considered at the time of planting to prevent rhizomes from spreading into unwanted areas.
||Milky Way Ribbon Grass, Chlorophytum Charlotte - Plant
||5 inch (13 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)
Easily grown in average, dry to wet, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Phalaris arundinacea, commonly called reed canary grass, is an upright.
||6 inch (15 cm)
||4 inch (10 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
||Reed canary grass
|Maximum Reachable Height
||3 to 6 feet
||June to July
||Easy to grow
Planting and care
European genotypes are reportedly more aggressive and invasive than North American genotypes. Flat, green leaf blades (to 8-16 long and 2/3 wide) are attractive from spring to early summer, but tend to brown up as the summer progresses. Airy panicles (to 6-12 long) of greenish white to pale pink flowers bloom above the foliage in early summer (June-July). Flowers are conspicuous but not particularly showy.
Milky Way Ribbon Grass care
Easily grown in average, dry to wet, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Wide range of soil tolerance from wet (will grow in several inches of water) to dry, clay to sand or acidic to alkaline. When grown as a ground cover, 4 plants per square yard will quickly fill in such an area. Rhizomatous. Propagate by division in spring.
||Full sun to part shade
||Medium to wet
||20 to 30 degrees C
||Apply any organic fertilizer
Milky Way Ribbon Grass special feature
Probably not a good candidate for the border because of the aforementioned invasive characteristics. Will quickly colonize and serve as a dense, weed-free ground cover in areas where invasiveness in not a concern.
Milky Way Ribbon Grass uses
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose