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Arrhenatherum e. bulbosum ‘Variegatum’
Arrhenatherum e. bulbosum ‘Variegatum’
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Arrhenatherum e. bulbosum ‘Variegatum’

Bulbous Oat Grass

USDA Zone: 2-9

Plant number: 8.030.100

A most attractive low-growing grass, at its best in spring and early summer. Plants form spreading clumps of narrow leaves, striped lengthwise with bright green and creamy-white. Tan spikes are insignificant. Because this cool-season grass often browns out in summer, the foliage should be trimmed hard in mid-June to rejuvenate. Especially nice combined with late tulips and other late spring flowering perennials. Clumps may be easily divided in fall or early spring. This will spread to form a patch, but does not get out of control. Drought tolerant once established.

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Arrhenatherum e. bulbosum ‘Variegatum’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Dry or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Cut Flower
  Drought Tolerant
   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches
   30-60 cm
   12-23 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate