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Noble bamboo

Himalayacalamus falconeri ‘Damarapa’

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.

CareGrow 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.

PropagationDivide in early spring.


  • Genus : Himalayacalamus
  • Zones : 10, 11
  • Plant Height : 15 to 30 feet
  • Plant Width : 6 to 10 feet
  • Uses : Containers
  • Moisture : Dry to Medium
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Characteristics : Showy Foliage
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