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Giant Reed

Arundo donax

Also known as

Spanish Cane, Distaff Cane, Great Reed, Reed Grass, Vineyard Cane, Water Reed, Spanish-Reed, Striped giant reed, Indian grass

Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H4

RHS hardiness

-10°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

8m

Max

1.5m

4m

Min

1m

10 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Giant Reed Overview

This is an ornamental grass. It is a tall-growing species which will reach about 4m; this plant can create a dramatic effect in your landscape. The flowers are panicle spikes which will appear in the autumn.

How to propagate Giant Reed

Seed

Seed in spring or autumn.

Division

By division in autumn; however forms should be propagated by division only.

Other uses of Giant Reed

Ornamental, privacy, foliage