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Calamagrostis brachytricha


Calamagrostis brachytricha is a superlative clump-forming grass with bright green leaves and thick plumes of silver-pink.

Calamagrostis brachytricha is a superlative, yet lesser-known, clump-forming grass with bright green leaves reaching about two feet tall. In late summer it shines with thick plumes of silver-pink on stems to three to four feet tall. The plumes fade to cream and then, along with the foliage, to straw colour, both remaining attractive through winter. A graceful addition for full sun down to, surprisingly, part shade! If you've walked the High Line in New York City in late summer and fall, Korean feather reed grass is used to great effect there.

Common Name: Korean Feather Reed Grass

Family: Poaceae (The Grass Family)

Zone Hardiness: 4-9

Light: Full Sun, Part Shade, Part Sun

Height: 2-4'

Width: 2-3'

Primary Bloom Colour: Pink

Secondary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Class: Deciduous

Type: Grass

Bloom Time: Late Summer

Soil Moisture: Average, Moist, Wet

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No



Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: No

Native Habitat:

Award: AGM

Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan

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