(aka: Fargesia 'Green Panda', Fargesia sp. 'Rufa') Fargesia rufa is a recently-introduced species from the mountains of western Sichuan, China. Fargesia rufa is a pachymorph, which means it couldn't run even if it was being chased down the mountain by a pack of starving pandas. This short, deer-resistant clumping bamboo makes an elegant, 6' tall, upright fountain with stems arching outwards to 8'. In addition to the wonderful form, the culm sheaths are reddish-brown. In our trials, Fargesia rufa has been wonderfully tolerant of both heat and cold...even in our baking full sun.