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11/06/2014 at 21:06

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/49027.jpg?width=282&height=350&mode=max

 

Bought this for 30p at a car boot sale, Have replanted in 2 large pots (more there than it looks). Anyone able to ID it, any advice in general?

11/06/2014 at 21:22

I don't think it's bamboo,  I think it's ribbon grass.

http://www.rhs.org.uk/Plants/125211/i-Phalaris-arundinacea-i-var-i-picta-i/Details

11/06/2014 at 21:23

I think  you're right Dave

11/06/2014 at 21:26

Oooo errr, didn't expect that! Would the car boot seller think hers is bamboo or maybe mixed up in pots/labelling? (not that it matters). What I mean is will it grow tall like bamboo and need containing? I'll have a google

11/06/2014 at 21:28

That's 1, no it grows to 1-3 ft, and 2, yes it spreads

11/06/2014 at 21:29

It's not a tall plant but being a perennial grass it does spread a bit like couch grass. I had one years ago and it has a habit of going where you don't want it to go. So I got rid in the end. Pretty, but it spreads quite freely.

11/06/2014 at 21:32

Hi Mrs Garden

Google shiroshima japanese variegated bamboo to see if it is that

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