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Posted by donn_ 7a, GSB, LI, NY (My Page) on
Fri, Oct 6, 06 at 12:45

Is this Arundo donax?

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RE: ID help

IMHO, no. The flower of arundo donax looks quite different (see picture below) from the one in your picture which is somewhat miscanthus-like. And more, AD stalks are more separate from each other than these.

Just my 2 cents.


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RE: ID help

  • Posted by donn_ 7a, GSB, LI, NY (My Page) on
    Fri, Oct 6, 06 at 14:31

I tried to find pics of the flowers on the newer variegated cultivars of A. donax, like 'Peppermint Stick' but couldn't find any. I agree this one's flowers don't look like the species, but the plant itself doesn't look like any Miscanthus I've seen.

I've asked for a better picture, including the bloom. I may be trading for a division of this plant, but since it's growing in zone 9 California, I need to ID it first, to be sure it's hardy in my zone. It's apparently a 7' plant.

I think I'll post it on the Name That Plant Forum.


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RE: ID help

Hey Donn,

Looks like Miscanthus Cosmopolitan to me.

Cosmopolitan is a reverse variegation of Miscanthus Cabaret.

Here is a link that might be useful: Miscanthus Cosmopolitan


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RE: ID help

  • Posted by donn_ 7a, GSB, LI, NY (My Page) on
    Sun, Oct 8, 06 at 6:06

g_g..that's the same conclusion the Name That Plant Forum reached. It looks like a nice plant, and I'll do my best to trade for a division of it.


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RE: ID help

Worth growing! I like the seed heads, which turn coppery red in late summer. Nice contrast with the variegated foliage. Here's a link to a pic that shows the red blooms in September-ish.

Here is a link that might be useful: Miscanthus Cosmopolitan Blooms


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