Calamagrostis brachytricha

Feather Reed Grass, Foxtail grass, Stipa brachytrica

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Fall 2022

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Plant Code: CABR

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Calamagrostis brachytricha is a stately grass with large feathery seed plumes. Of all the reed grasses this variety is most tolerant of partial shade, although it will relax some to cascade gently. Plumes are very showy, emerging pink tinged, maturing to tan.

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Type: Perennials, Grasses
Height: Medium 2-3' (4' in flower)
Spacing: Plant 30" apart
Bloom Time: Mid-Summer to Late Fall
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Half Sun / Half Shade
Zones: 4-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Clay
Flower: Pink
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • For a Slope or Bank
  • Deer Resistant
  • Good for Hedge
  • Humidity Tolerant
  • Long-Blooming
  • OK in Containers
  • Seaside/Salt Tolerant
  • Wet Site Tolerant
  • Winter Interest

Calamagrostis General Information

Calamagrostis are prized for the bold vertical accent that they lend to the border. Among the earliest flowering grasses, they are very mannerly and stay attractive all winter. Thrives in clay and wet soils. Ornamental Grasses and Sedges are restricted from Idaho and Oregon. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

Calamagrostis Plant Care

Cut back in early spring to approximately 6-12" before new growth appears. Divide in spring or fall. Attractive seedheads add winter interest and provide food for the birds.