• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Quickly reaches 18 to 24 in. tall and wide; flower stalks to 6 ft. tall.
    Key Feature:
    Showy Summer Plumes
    Blooms:
    Summer through Fall
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:kal-a-ma-GROS-tis ah-KYOO-tih-flor-ah
    Plant type:Ornamental Grass
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Quickly reaches 18 to 24 in. tall and wide; flower stalks to 6 ft. tall.
    Foliage color:Variegated
    Blooms:Summer through Fall
    Flower color:Brown
    Garden styleContemporary, Rustic
    Design IdeasBeautiful yellow-margined foliage with red-brown, feathery summer plumes that turn a rich gold color in fall. Produces a striking vertical effect in the landscape. Use as an accent or a dramatic mass planting. Sterile seeds do not produce unwanted seedlings. A stunning addition to cut flower arrangements. Thrives in sunny, dry northern climates.
    Companion PlantsSpirea (Spiraea); Potentilla (Potentilla); Shrub Rose (Rosa); Russian Sage (Perovskia); Aster (Aster)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in rich, moist soils, but highly adaptable. Best foliage and plumes in full sun; benefits from part shade in hottest summer climates. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; tolerates dry spells when established. Cut to the ground in late winter just before new shoots appear.Pruning time: spring.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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