Calamagrostis brachytricha Description
Calamagrostis brachytricha is a care-free clump forming ornamental grass that is highly shade tolerant and will thrive in heavy clay soil.
This elegant deer proof grass is upright growing to 4 feet tall. It is lax in growth with arching 1/2" wide glossy leaves that turn yellow in fall.
Calamagrostis brachytricha will grow in a wide range of sites and conditions from sandy, loam or clay in full sun to part shade with regular moisture.
Blooms are artfully presented, radiating out in all directions. They emerge in September green with a hint of pink, turning a silvery tan before turning into fluffy foxtails that remain open and feathery even when dry.
The flower spikes last well into winter, are are suitable for fresh or dried arrangements.
They make a handsome statement in as a specimen or a smart looking
This long-blooming ornamental grass is the perfect companion to long-blooming KnockOut Roses, drought-proof sedums, & reblooming daylilies!
Special features: Cut flower, Cold hardy, Deer resistant, Dried flower, Easy care, Fall color, Heat tolerant, Long blooming, Moisture tolerant, Multi-seasonal interest, Rabbit resistant, Season extender, Winter interest
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- Common name:
Korean feather reed grass
- Sun exposure:
Sun, Part shade
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- Soil type:
Clay, Normal, Sandy
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- Height x width:
4' x 3'
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- Bloom season:
Accent, Background, Border, Container gardening, Cottage gardening, Foundation planting, Hedge, Massing, Ornamental, Rain garden, Screen, Specimen, Waterside, Woodland
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Soil: Average, medium to wet soils - Does well in heavy clay soils, unlike many of the other ornamental grasses.
Light: Full sun for tighter clumps and more blooms -- Blooms in light shade, and appreciates some afternoon shade in hot summer climates.
Water: Soils should be kept moist and not allowed to dry out.
Spacing: 2-3 ft.
Fertilizing: Most ornamental grasses need very little fertilizer. It is best to base any fertilizer applications on the results of a soil test.
Winterizing: No specific care needed
Maintenance & pruning: Cut clumps to the ground in late winter just before the new shoots appear. Clumps may be divided in spring every 4 to 5 years. If ornamental grasses are not divided, they eventually become thin or die out in the center.
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