I have black bamboo that so far has behaved itself and stayed close to the original plant. I was able to give away a couple of the plants that came up as runners at our May roundup.
I keep trying to find time and someone else interested in going to the bamboo farm near Gainesville. I still don't know the exact location, when they are open, etc., but some friends have been down there and were very impressed with the collection and the bamboos they have for sale.
JaxFlGardener.. I know that Kanapaha has a bamboo sale in the winter. I bought some of the clumping type there several years ago.. when I still lived in Green Cove Springs. You can get yourself on their mailing list and they will notifiy you of their next sale and which varieties and prices are available.
Lisa.. I don't dare get any running.. even those at a crawl.. I want to screen out the road view if I get that property. Thanks for the offer.
Weeds... I might see you in the fall then! Thanks.