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Grass Phalaris a 'Strawberries and Cream'

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Phalaris a 'Strawberries
                      and Cream'
Phalaris arundinacea
Strawberries and Cream
Ribbon Grass
Grass is 45 cm tall or about 18 inches.
Foliage is pink variegated
Zone 4
sun or part shade
 Acid hating. Deer Resistant.
Watering is moist

Ornamental Grasses are best left long for the winter, both for winter interest and for the health of the plant. When shearing grasses in spring (or fall if you must) do not try to cut right at ground level, 3-4 inches up is better. Some people use a hedge trimmer to cut thick grass stems. Some grasses (Fescue and Helictotrichon) are semi-evergreen and do not need heavy shearing in spring, instead give a light trim or pull out brown stems by combing fingers through. 
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