Korean Feather Reed Grass

Calamagrostis brachytricha

SKU
01408
Feathery, pink-tinged plumes appear atop tall stems, rising above the foliage of this showy ornamental grass, maturing in fall to light tan and cream. Seeds provide food for birds. Effective accent or mass planting. Performs well in a variety of garden settings, even moist borders of a stream or pond.
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Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.

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Botanical Pronunciationkal-a-ma-GROS-tis bra-KE-tri-ca
Average Size at MaturityFoliage clumps reach 2 to 3 ft. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide, slowly spreading.
Bloom TimeLate Summer to Fall
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Rustic
Growth HabitMounding, Spreading
Landscape UseBorder, Erosion Control, Mass Planting, Water Garden, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Special FeatureClump Forming, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Tolerates Wet Soils, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
Companion PlantsNinebark (Physocarpus); Potentilla (Potentilla); Weigela (Weigela); Catmint (Nepeta); Cranesbill (Geranium)

Thrives in most average soils, even heavy clay. Keep soil consistently moist; do not allow to dry out. Benefits from some afternoon shade in hot summer climates. Cut clumps to the ground in late winter just before the new shoots appear.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9

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