Calamagrostis brachytricha is a clump-forming grass with bright green leaves reaching about 2 feet. In late summer blooms emerge with a pink tint and reach 3 to 4 feet. The feathery flowers fade to cream in fall and finish in a straw color in winter. A graceful addition to the shade or part shade garden! One of the few flowering grasses that is happy in the shade. Wonderful for cut flowers.
I need at least 4 hours of afternoon sun but can go all day
- Zone 5-8
Keep plants tidy by cutting foliage back to 6-12 inches in late winter before new growth emerges.