Alopecurus pratensis 'Aureovariegatus'
medium, approx. 30 - 60 cm
June - July
chartreuse with green stripes
well drained, moist, fertile
garden variety, the species is native to Europe and Asia
Alopecurus, foxtail grasses, is a genus in the grass family, Poaceae. Their common trait is a dense, cylindrical inflorescense that resembles a foxtail and hence the name. Around 25 species with distribution around temperate regions in the northern hemisphere belong to the genus and some of those species are used as fodder grasses in agriculture.
Division in spring or fall.
Meadow foxtail is widely cultivated in agriculture in pastures and for hay. The garden variety 'Aureovariegata' has chartreuse foliage with green stripes. Forms a neat clump and doesn't spread by rhizomes.