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Products > Plants - Browse By Plant Category > Grass > Arundo formosana 'Oriental Gold' PP15,489
 
Arundo formosana 'Oriental Gold' PP15,489 - Oriental Gold Giant Reed

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Grass
Family: Poaceae (Gramineae) (Grasses)
Origin: China (Asia)
Evergreen: Yes
Yellow/Chartreuse Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: Pinkish White
Bloomtime: Fall
Height: 4-8 feet
Width: 3-5 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 15-20 F
Arundo formosana 'Oriental Gold' PP15,489 (Oriental Gold Giant Reed) - Native Chinese selection of the Giant Reed forms large clumps from which emerge arching stems of golden yellow foliage. Brilliant golden foliage with irregular green stripes grace the 8 foot long slightly-arching stems. Late summer into fall terminal blooms are light and airy, opening pink and turning a buff color. Works well in containers. This selection of the giant reed is a perfect choice for a dramatic accent or used in the background. Ideally suited in full sun to partial shade. Evergreen in mild winters to dormant in more severe. Cold hardy to 20 degrees F. Greg Speichert discovered this plant in a garden in Cedar Lake, Ind. in 1994. It was a naturally occurring cane sport of an unvariegated form of Arundo formosana.  This description is based on our research and observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery garden and in other gardens that we have visited. We also try to incorporate comments received from others and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Arundo formosana 'Oriental Gold'.
 
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