Calamagrostis, Feather Reed Grass, originate from temperate regions of both the Southern and Northern Hemispheres and are a genus of perennial ornamental grass gardening plants.
There are around two hundred and thirty species within the genus.
Leaves are open, long, thin and grass like.
Attractive feathery plumes of golden seed heads appear from end of summer through to winter.
They are either clump forming or grow as runners with rhizomes travelling under the surface of the soil.
Species: C. acutiflora is probably the most common.
Common Names: Reed Grass, Feather Reed Grass, Small Reed Grass.
Height: From 45cm (18 inches) to 1.5m (5 feet).
Flowering: They produce very attractive feathery seed heads from around mid to end of summer through to winter.
Where to plant info: Reed grass are ideal planting partners for other ornamental grasses, bamboos and even look good when planted in mixed flowering beds and borders.
Plant them in large groups rather than in ones and twos for real dramatic plantings.
They really are a splendid, majestic grass and take some beating when grown in large swathes.
Where: Ideal as focal plants in lawns or or at the end of pathways.
Reed grass can be planted in mixed beds and borders where their green foliage makes them perfect planting partners for colourful flowering plants.
They are easy to grow in containers and look attractive when placed with bamboo, other grasses or even flowering or foliage plants in containers.
Site: They will happily grow in full sun or partial shade.
Soil: A reasonably fertile soil that retains moisture without becoming water-logged is preferred.
Add plenty of organic matter such as well rotted garden manure to your soil before planting.
Propagation info: By seed in spring.
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Or propagate by division in spring.
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