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Calamagrostis brachytricha

Autumn Feather Reed Grass (Korean Feather Reed Grass, Diamond Grass)

Very large, showy, bottlebrush-like, light pink plumes emerge over this upright, vertical plant.

  • »  AKA Calamagrostis stipa, Calamagrostis arundinacea var. brachytricha
  • »  This grass has a slightly arching upright habit and forms an airy clump
  • »  Leaves are glossy green and slightly wider than acutiflora cultivars
  • »  Fluffy bottlebrush-like plumes emerge light pink changing to a golden-tan
  • »  Foliage and flowers dry and persist through the fall and winter
  • »  Sterile seeds
  • »  Bloom Time: September till frost
  • »  Flower Height: 125 cm
  • »  Foliage Height: 90 cm
  • »  Grass Type: Warm Season

  • Category:Grasses
  • Hardiness Zone:4
  • Height:90-125 cm
  • Spread:60-90 cm
  • Bloom Color: Pink (pale)
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Growth Rate
Deer Resistant
Flowering Time
Lt. Sum-Fall
Foliage Color
Planting instructions
Container Plants
Additional Information about Calamagrostis brachytricha

Warm Season: These grasses are much slower starting in the spring. They do not push new growth until temperatures warm in early to midsummer. They flower later in the summer or fall with most blooms remaining into the winter. Most warm season grasses can tolerate heat, humidity and drought; some even thrive in these conditions.



Growing & Maintenance Tips for Calamagrostis brachytricha

Grows best in full sun to partial shade in a moist, well-drained soil, however,  will tolerate most soil types. Brachytrica will have a tighter habit and flower more profusely in full sun conditions. Prune foliage to 10 cm in the spring to make way for new growth.