Capable of forming tall upright culms of considerable thickness.
Initially clump forming but mature plants are likely to begin to expand, though this is easy to control.
Emerging culms have colourful sheaths and the lower sections of older stems are likely to be randomly striped with yellow or violet.
Height around 6m but can be considerably more.
Culm diameter up to 8cm.
Has tolerated -18C.
Suitable for sun or light shade.
Highly effective as a specimen plant or screen.
Very limited availability.
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Whitelea Nursery, Tansley, Matlock, Derbyshire. Telephone: 01629 55010