Description for Milky Way Ribbon Grass, Chlorophytum Charlotte
Easily grown in average, dry to wet, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Phalaris arundinacea, commonly called reed canary grass, is an upright
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Reed canary grass||Cream/Tan||June to July||3 to 6 feet||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
Easily grown in average, dry to wet, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Wide range of soil tolerance from wet (will grow in several inches of water) to dry, clay to sand or acidic to alkaline. When grown as a ground cover, 4 plants per square yard will quickly fill in such an area. Rhizomatous. Propagate by division in spring.
|Full sun to part shade||Well-drained soil||Medium to wet||20 to 30 degrees C||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Milky Way Ribbon Grass
- European genotypes are reportedly more aggressive and invasive than North American genotypes. Flat, green leaf blades (to 8-16″” long and 2/3″” wide) are attractive from spring to early summer, but tend to brown up as the summer progresses. Airy panicles (to 6-12″” long) of greenish white to pale pink flowers bloom above the foliage in early summer (June-July). Flowers are conspicuous but not particularly showy.
Typical uses of Milky Way Ribbon Grass
Special features: Probably not a good candidate for the border because of the aforementioned invasive characteristics. Will quickly colonize and serve as a dense, weed-free ground cover in areas where invasiveness in not a concern.
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
Medicinal use: Philippines
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