Calamagrostis brachytricha

Korean feather reed grass

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Buy Calamagrostis brachytricha Korean feather reed grass: An upright grass with fluffy pink plumes

This grass dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: moist, humus-rich soil
  • Rate of growth: slow-growing
  • Flowering period: June to August
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    A useful, clump-forming, upright grass that will thrive in sun and partial shade, this is grown for its tall, fluffy flower heads that are silvery-grey with pinkish-purple tints. Creating a gently arching fountain of grey-green foliage, which takes on buttery shades in autumn. The emerging growth can be a bit tatty, so place it in the middle of the border. Its best planted in full sun as it tends to flop over more in shade. It has been given the Award of Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society.

  • Garden care: Cut back to ground level in late winter before the new growth appears.

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Great grass for the garden

5

This grass looks brilliant in both summer and winter. Tall and elegant with gold colouring in the winter

brickgarden

Greenwich, LONDON

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no plumes this year

5

I really like this plant, have it in a large terracotta pot on a patio. I am assuming it won;t 'feather' until next year, as al I had this year was beautiful long grass fronds.

Spookie

Southampton

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Lovely grass for a sunny spot

5

Planted in a south facing front garden, this grass has thrived and looks lovely.

Lou

Bradford

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When is the best lime to plant hardy grasses please?

Net

Hello As a general rule plants that are grown in containers can be planted at any time of year as long as the soil isn't frozen solid. The best times are in the autumn when the soil is still warm enough to encourage root growth but the plant isn't in active growth, or the spring before the temperatures start to rise. It has been mild so far this year, so you could plant the fully hardy grasses now if the ground isn't frozen and not waterlogged.

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