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red margin bamboo

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Hi bought some red margin rhizomes and am wondering they will grow well in water/wetland areas around a pond? Would love to get some growing in a new fish pond on my land. Thanks!
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Are you referring to Phyllostachys Rubro...?

I don't think P Rubromarginata is particularly suited for wet feet, but I have found it to be a hardy grower and good looking bamboo. It also has the distinction of being one of the last Pyllostachys to send up shoots in season, making it good for areas with late season frost.

If I remember correctly, one of the only ones that do OK with "wet feet" is P atrovina(sp?).
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Phyllostachys atrovaginata and Phyllostachys heteroclada comes to my mind..
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But none of them can be planted in wet soils, they can be planted near wet soils and they might spread into them, but directly plant rhizomes in wet soils and I would expect them all to flunk...
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