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Bambusa multiplex 'Golden Goddess'

Family: Poaceae (poh-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Bambusa (bam-BOO-suh) (Info)
Species: multiplex (MUL-tih-pleks) (Info)
Cultivar: Golden Goddess

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Ornamental Grasses and Bamboo

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade


Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Suze_ On Dec 13, 2007, Suze_ from (Zone 7b) wrote:

So far, I'm impressed with 'Golden Goddess', and it seems to do well here in my climate. Last fall, I planted several plants along the perimeter of my property as privacy "hedgerows". Plants are already 6-7 feet tall, and thickening up nicely.

Last year, we had a hard winter here (relatively speaking) shortly after I got the plants in. They did lose some leaves, even though all of the culms ended up being just fine, and put out new leaves in the spring. Plants are much more hardy once established (so I've been told) and I don't expect to see much, if any, winter leaf loss in the future.

The reason I went with this variety is that my research indicated it is one of the few clumping varieties in this size range that will take the Texas sun and heat, and yet be leaf/culm hardy (evergreen) in my zone.

Golden Goddess is also a very attractive plant.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Anniston, Alabama
Tucson, Arizona
Fallbrook, California
Moraga, California
Vista, California
New Port Richey, Florida
Okatie, South Carolina
Austin, Texas
Elgin, Texas
Granbury, Texas
Buckley, Washington

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