Noble bamboo

Himalayacalamus falconeri ‘Damarapa’

Photo/Illustration: 
Steve Aiken
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Noble bamboo (Himalayacalamus falconeri ‘Damarapa’)
Synonyms:  Arundinaria falconeri
Genus:  Himalayacalamus
This perennial bamboo has dense clumps of smooth, olive-green, hollow, glossy culms, stained purple at the nodes, and linear, blue-green leaves to 6 inches long.
Care:  Grow in humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil in sun or dappled shade. Where hardy, grow as specimen plants in a woodland or wild garden, or in containers.
Propagation:  Divide in early spring.
Problems:  Infrequent.

Overview

Height
15 ft. to 30 ft.
Spread
6 ft. to 10 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Dry to Medium
Characteristics
Showy Foliage
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Container,
Specimen Plant/Focal Point
Style
Woodland Garden
Type
Perennials

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