This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V18", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
This handsome Japanese plant has been received from Dr. Kegel, of St. Petersburgh, under the name above quoted. Like all the Bamboos, it is of an extremely graceful habit, and, in this instance, the elegance of the plant is very much augmented by the fine silvery glaucous hue of the under side of the foliage. It is of a moderately vigorous habit, and the leaves, which are three to four inches long, and about three-quarters of an inch broad, are of a full green on the upper surface, glaucous beneath, and striped in a varying degree, but usually freely with white, forming an elegant variegation. It is a strikingly ornamental hardy decorative plant.- W. Bull.