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Phalaris arundinacea ‘Feesey’
Phalaris arundinacea ‘Feesey’
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Phalaris arundinacea ‘Feesey’

Tricolor Ribbon Grass

USDA Zone: 2-9

Plant number: 8.310.050

Sometimes called ‘Strawberries and Cream', this selection of Ribbon Grass has an especially bright appearance. This is a spreading grass, forming a wide patch of medium height. Leaves are striped lengthwise with dark green and white, blushed with pink in spring and fall. Tan spikes appear in summer. Choose a site where this grass can wander freely, or plant in tubs and containers. Often this will benefit from a hard clip back in midsummer, just as the flower spikes appear, in order to rejuvenate the foliage. Easily divided in spring or fall. Loves moisture.

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Phalaris arundinacea ‘Feesey’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Moist or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Ground Cover
   45-70 cm
   18-27 inches
   90-120 cm
   35-47 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate