ribbon grass


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ribbon grass

n.
A plant of any of several ornamental cultivars of reed canary grass having leaf blades striped with white.
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Noun1.ribbon grass - perennial grass of marshy meadows and ditches having broad leaves; Europe and North America
grass - narrow-leaved green herbage: grown as lawns; used as pasture for grazing animals; cut and dried as hay
genus Phalaris, Phalaris - a genus of grasses with broad leaves and a dense spike of flowers
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There were rosy bleeding-hearts and great splendid crimson peonies; white, fragrant narcissi and thorny, sweet Scotch roses; pink and blue and white columbines and lilac-tinted Bouncing Bets; clumps of southernwood and ribbon grass and mint; purple Adam-and-Eve, daffodils, and masses of sweet clover white with its delicate, fragrant, feathery sprays; scarlet lightning that shot its fiery lances over prim white musk-flowers; a garden it was where sunshine lingered and bees hummed, and winds, beguiled into loitering, purred and rustled.
But choose carefully for easy maintenance and beware vigorous spreaders such as Ribbon Grass.