Reed Canary Grass (Phalaris arundinacea)
Grows taller than Canary grass and is more suitable to northern climates because it tolerates extreme cold weather. Reed Canary grass can be slow to establish, sometimes taking up to two years but it will tolerate a wide range of soil types.
Persistence (0-10 Years)
Originally a native of the Mediterranean region, it has been cultivated for many years for its yellowish seed and more recently to provide cover for game birds.