• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Foliage reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall, 1 to 2 ft. wide; plumes to 6 ft. tall.
    Key Feature:
    Showy Foliage and Plumes
    Blooms:
    Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:kal-a-ma-GROS-tis ah-KYOO-tih-flor-ah
    Plant type:Ornamental Grass
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Growth habit:Narrow
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Foliage reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall, 1 to 2 ft. wide; plumes to 6 ft. tall.
    Foliage color:Variegated
    Blooms:Summer
    Flower color:Green
    Garden styleMediterranean, Rustic
    Companion PlantsNinebark (Physocarpus); Potentilla (Potentilla); Catmint (Nepeta); Cranesbill (Geranium); Weigela (Weigela)
  • 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.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.