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Grass Calamagrostis brachytricha
Common name: Korean Feather Reed Grass
This Asian native is the opposite of its European counterparts: it is a warm season grass that blooms from late summer through early fall.
Perhaps best of all, this grass is shade tolerant, a rare trait for a large flowering grass. This species occurs naturally in moist, deciduous woodlands and therefore is adapted to grow and bloom in partial shade. It also grows very well in full sun where the habit will be tighter and the flowering will be more profuse. This grass forms an upright arching clump of ½” wide, glossy green leaves.
Late in the season, fluffy bottlebrush plumes are produced within and just above the foliage. They are purplish red when they first open and then age to greenish tan. Be sure to cut a few for dried bouquets as they remain open and feathery even when dried.
Photos courtesy of Walters Gardens Inc.
Size: 2.0" starter plant
Hardiness Zones: 4,5,6,7,8,9
Sunlight: Full Sun - Partial Shade
Attributes: Decorative Foliage/year round interest
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