Calamagrostis brachytricha

Feather Reed Grass, Foxtail grass, Stipa brachytrica

Type: Perennials, Grasses
Height: Medium 2-3' (4' in flower) (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 / Accent: Pink / Pink
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

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.

Plant SelectŪ varieties are durable, resilient and vibrant.

Features to Note:

  • Deer Resistant
  • OK in Containers
  • Wet Site Tolerant
  • Web Exclusive
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Humidity Tolerant
  • Good for Hedge
  • For a Slope or Bank

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 are restricted from Oregon.

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.

$10.95 ea.
(3+) $10.50 ea.
Ships: Spring 2017
Plant Code: CABR