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Products > Glyceria maxima 'Variegata'
 
Glyceria maxima 'Variegata' - Variegated Manna Grass

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Grass
Family: Poaceae (Gramineae) (Grasses)
Origin: Eurasia
Evergreen: Yes
Variegated Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: Wheat
Bloomtime: Infrequent
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): High Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: <15 F
Glyceria maxima 'Variegata' (Variegated Manna Grass) - Glyceria is a semi-evergreen, versatile grass that is a variegated sport of a plant from Europe and Asia Minor. It is found along calm or still, nutrient-rich water where this plant thrives but it also tolerates average garden soil so long as it is kept wet. It has spectacular variegated foliage, pink-tinged in spring; it is really magnificent with its pale yellow light-green stripes. Moderate grower reaching up to 2 feet tall and spreads (clumps) in rhizomes. Quite suitable for small gardens as a specimen or even in mass. Thrives in wet soil or even submerged up 1 foot deep and it can generate floating stems in deeper water . Flowers are not showy and occur in mid-summer. Root cold hardy to well below 0 degrees F but evergreen only in near frost free climates.  The information on this page is based on research conducted about this plant in the San Marcos Growers library, from online sources, and from observations made of the crops growing in our nursery, plants in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens where we may have observed it. We also have incorporated comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from those who may have additional information, particularly if this information includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Glyceria maxima 'Variegata'.
 
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