Genus Fargesia: Clumping bamboo for cold climates

Genus Fargesia: Clumping bamboo for cold climates

When people talk about bamboo, they are likely to mention things like Japanese gardens, privacy hedges and giant grasses. But the term Fargesia doesn’t ordinarily come up right away in conversation. It’s the botanical name for a particular genus of bamboo,...
Introducing Bamboo: Genus by genus

Introducing Bamboo: Genus by genus

Bamboo is more than just an amazing plant. It’s more like an entire family, made up of nearly 2,000 plants. But technically, according to the botanical taxonomy, bamboo is actually a sub-family within the grass family, Poaceae. The subfamily Bambusoideae...