Phragmites australis subsp. australis 'Variegatus' (Marginal Aquatic)Phragmites communis 'Variegatus'

Hardy Perennial

What is Hardy Perennial?
A plant that lives for more than two years.
Capable of withstanding outdoor winter temperatures down to -15C.

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Height Up to 300cm (118.1in)
Spread Up to 300cm (118.1in)

Hardy Perennial

water garden

Full sun

Flowering Months

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Phragmites australis subsp. australis 'Variegatus' - not the catchiest of names, but a majestic marginal aquatic nonetheless! This splendid variegated form of the Common Reed produces stiff, upright stems of up to 3m or more, topped with feathery purple flower heads. The linear green foliage is striped with gold, turning russet brown in autumn. This handsome perennial forms spreading colonies of stems that offer superb habitat for wildlife. An excellent choice for a large pond or lake where it has room to spread. Height and spread: 3m (118"). Planting depth: Zones 1, 2 & 3 to 50cm (20") below water level.

Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season, meaning arrival images are an indication only.

1 x 1 litre potted phragmites plant (78391)
3 x 1 litre potted phragmites plants (78392)

How to Grow
Grow Phragmites in moist, boggy soils or fully submerged in ponds to a maximum depth of up to 50cm (20") below water level. Choose a position in full sun.
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Phragmites needs little maintenance and will look after itself once established. Cut back to just above the water's surface in autumn to maintain a tidy appearance, or leave the seed heads in place for their attractive wintery tracery.

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Thompson & Morgan strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3


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