A hardy, shade tolerant groundcover slowly reaching about 4ft.(1.2m).
Also useful as aspecimen plant when it is particularly effective during the winter months.
The culms are purple - green and there is prominent bleaching of the leaf margins in winter, giving the appearance of bold variegation.
Sun or shade . Suitable for containers.
Not so rampant as Sasa palmata but siting should take account of its ability to spread.
Has withstood -25C.
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Whitelea Nursery, Tansley, Matlock, Derbyshire. Telephone: 01629 55010 updated 21/2/2017