Spartina pectinata 'Aureomarginata'
Variegated Prairie Cord Grass, Variegated Cord Grass, Gold-Edged Cord Grass
- Main interest:
- excellent for wetlands and stream banks, gracefully arching foliage
- full sun to partial shade
- Soil humidity:
- moist to wet soil
- Growth type:
- Flower colour:
- Flowering period:
- July to August
- variegated green and cream
- USDA Hardiness:
- zone 5a: -29 °C (-20 °F) View Zone Map
- Mature height & width (max.):
- height: 7 ft (2.1 m) width: 7 ft (2.1 m)
- waterside gardens, stream banks, wetlands, soil erosion control
Spartina pectinata 'Aureomarginata' is a hardy North American grass that is excellent for stabilizing soils and controlling erosion. Use this vigorous perennial grass on your pond and stream banks. Also called Spartina pectinata 'Variegata' for its variegated foliage that is pale green with creamy edges. The leaves turn a clear yellow in the fall.
Synonym(s): Spartina pectinata 'Variegata', Spartina pectinata 'Aureovariegata'
Also known as: Freshwater Cord Grass, Prairie Cordgrass