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Phalaris arundinacea var.picta Feesey


Ribbon Grass

Dramatic architectural leaves striped green and white

Stunning cream and green striped leaves set this variety of grass apart. The leaves and stems display pink tints in spring as well as autumn. Feesey has narrow flowers spikes studded with tiny white, pink tinted flowers in early summer.


Happiest in full sun. Good in borders and as ground cover but in small spaces plant in a container to restrict its spread.


Happy in any soil.

Plant details

In depth plant information

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Plant type Grass
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available April - September
Season of interest Summer
Flowering June - August
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 50 cm - 60 cm
Plant width 155 cm - 200 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 55 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Clay, Loam
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Well drained, Medium
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Cottage garden, Informal garden, Patio container, City garden, Courtyard garden, Flower border and beds

Typically available

From April to September