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Ornamental Grass - Calamagrostis

Growing Info

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Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'

Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'

Common Name: Feather reed grass
Description: cool season/semi-evergreen; clump forming
Foliage - green; medium; 150-220 cm (36-48")
Flowers - June-July; 200-250 cm (70-100")
Conditions: full sun; moist to wet fertile soil; tolerates a wide range of soil types, but thrives in clay soil
Coldest zone: 3
Perennial Plant of the Year - 2001

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Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Avalanche'

Common Name: Variegated feather reed grass
Description: cool season/semi-evergreen; clump forming
Foliage - variegated green/white; medium; 50-75 cm (20-30")
Flowers - bloom June-July; 110-120 cm (44-48")
Conditions: full sun; moist to wet fertile soil; tolerates a wide range of soil types, but thrives in clay soil
Coldest zone: 3

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Calamagrostis acutiflora 'Overdam'

Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Overdam'

Common Name: Variegated feather reed grass
Description: cool season/semi-evergreen; clump forming
Foliage - variegated green/white; medium; 50-75 cm (20-30")
Flowers - bloom June-July; 125-150 cm (50-60")
Conditions: full sun; moist to wet fertile soil; tolerates a wide range of soil types, but thrives in clay soil
Coldest zone: 3

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Calamagrostis epigejos - Bushgrass

Calamagrostis epigejos

Common Name: Bushgrass
Description:
cool season/semi-evergreen; slow spreader in heavy soil, more rapid in sand
Foliage - medium green; medium blade width; 75-100 cm (30-40")
Flowers - June-July; dense and large; 100-125 cm (40-50")
Conditions: thrives in moist, light shade, but will adapt to a wider range; more drought tolerant than other reeds; very cold hardy
Coldest zone: 3

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Calamagrostis brachytricha

Korean feather reed grass

Listed as Stipa brachytricha


Calamagrostis canadensis

Common Name: Bluejoint grass
Description: cool season; spreader
Foliage - dark green to blue-green; narrow blade; 90-150cm (36-60")
Flowers - June-July; 125-180 cm (50-70")
Conditions: full sun in moist soil; shade in drier areas
Zone: 3-7

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Calamagrostis stricta

Common Name: Northern reed grass
Description: cool season; moderate spreader
Foliage - green; medium blade width; 60-120 cm (24-48")
Flowers - June-July; dense and large; 90-150 cm (36-60")
Conditions: full sun; wet soil
Coldest zone: 3

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