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Plant Characteristics

Cultural Information*
  • Leaf Spot - High Resistance
  • Root Rot - High Resistance
  • Leaf Scorch - High Resistance
  • Powdery Mildew - High Resistance
Flower Color*
  • Bronze/Tan/Brown
  • White
Fruit Type*
  • Non-Edible Fruit
Growth Rate*
  • Fast
Leaf Color Fall*
  • Multi/Variegated
  • Creamy White
  • Green
Leaf Color Spring*
  • Creamy White
  • Green
  • Multi/Variegated
Leaf Color Summer*
  • Green
  • Creamy White
  • Multi/Variegated
Leaf Color Winter*
  • Beige/Brown
Leaf Type*
  • Semi-Evergreen
Nature Assets*
  • Deer Resistant
Plant Type*
  • Ornamental Grass
Preferred Planting Season*
  • Summer Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Fall Planting
Preferred Soil Conditions*
  • Prefers Low pH (Acidic Soils)
  • Average
  • Adapts Well to Most Soil Types
  • Adapts Well to Wet Areas
  • Moist
Propagation Methods*
  • Cuttings or Divisions
Season of Interest*
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Late Spring/Early Summer
  • Spring
  • Fall Flowering
  • Late Summer/Early Autumn
  • Winter
  • Year-Round
  • Summer Flowering
Sun Exposure*
  • Prefers Full Sun in Northern States
  • Tolerates Full Sun in Southern States
  • Prefers Full Sun in Southern States
  • Tolerates Morning Sun Only in Northern States
  • Tolerates Morning Sun Only in Southern States
  • Tolerates Full Sun in Northern States
  • Mass Planting
  • Near Water Gardens or Ponds
  • Understory Planting
  • Privacy/Hedge/Living Fence
  • Rain Garden
  • Landscape Specimen

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance

Grasses are easy to grow, and adapts to most conditions. Feed once a year with a slow release fertilizer. To give your plant the best start possible, we include a free fertilizer packet.

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Arundo donax 'Variegata'

Buy Giant Reed Grass online. Green and creamy white variegated foliage is striking as a specimen or as a screen plant. Clumping habit helps to keep the giant manageable. I planted a one gallon 4 years ago, it is now covers a 3-4 foot circumference and 8-10 feet tall. Flower spikes reach 10-12 feet. Perfect as a screening plant.

Mature Height:

8-10 Feet

Mature Spread:

3-4 Feet

Hardiness Zone:


What's My Hardiness Zone?

Family: Poaceae · Common Name: Reed Grass

FREE with every plant purchased:

  • The Sooner Guarantee: For details, click here!
  • A pre-measured amount of Polyon® Best-Paks time release fertilizer that keeps your plant well nourished for one year.
  • Pre-hydrated Hydro-Gels are included in the top of each container to use when planting as they help retain soil moisture, and plants will establish more quickly with less transplant shock. Plants will also survive drought-like conditions and accidental missed waterings better.
  • Planting and Care Instruction brochure.
  • Catalogs of new and exciting plant brands, such as Garden Debut® and Proven Winners®.

DIY Irrigation SuppliesWe use and recommend for our irrigation needs, from simple to install micro and drip systems, to commercial grade irrigation parts and supplies.


2 gallon Potted

SKU: 5410

(1.87 gallons / 7.09 liters)
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3 gallon Potted

SKU: 9649

(2.90 gallons / 11.0 liters)
(140 units available now - R)

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