Phalaris arundinacea

Phalaris arundinacea

Reed canarygrass

Previous scientific name(s): Phalaris arundinacea var. picta, Phalaroides arundinacea, Phalaroides arundinacea var. picta

Large, robust, cool season, long-lived rhizomatous sod-former adapted to poorly drained, wetland areas. Prodigious forage producer, medium palatability when actively growing, otherwise only poor to fair. Important for providing cover for wetland wildlife species. Competitive and aggressive on adapted sites. Useful for revegetating riparian areas.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
25 
in. or taller
Season: 
Cool
Life Form: 
Sodformer
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
16 
in. - Wetland adapted
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Not Adapted
Moderately Coarse: 
Average
Medium: 
Best
Moderately Fine: 
Best
Fine: 
Average

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Best
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Average
Seeding Rate: 
- 4 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
29.40 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
533,000
Planting Season: 
Spring
Fall
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes