Tall perennial bamboo-like grasses growing, in good soil and suitable situation, to the height of twenty-five feet, the stems being upright in habit with broad leaves which droop handsomely. All of the species are highly ornamental either when planted as single specimens on the lawn or when grouped in masses with bamboos or with other ornamental grasses.

The Arundo delights in a light rich soil, a sheltered situation and plenty of water at the roots during the growing season. Arundo Donax and its variegated variety and Arundo conspicua will be found the most useful of the genus.

Propagation is effected by division of the roots in early Spring.