Calamagrostis x acutiflora
- Common Name(s):
- Feather reed grass
- Ornamental Grass
Slender, wiry leaves; sometimes referred to as C. x acutiflora 'Stricta'; deep green, lustrous foliage; rapid growth; no appreciable fall color; good container plant; does not produce viable seeds- will not become invasive. This plant is highly resistant to deer grazing.
Play Value: Wildlife Enhancement
- Sun to light shade
- 2-4 ft.
- Fine texture; upright, narrow clump; good vertical accent plant
- Prefers well-drained, fertile soil but will tolerate heavy clay to poor soil and dry to wet sites
- Loosely feathered, subtly purplish inflorescence appear in early summer; become narrow, vertical, buff, colored plumes by late summer; remains attractive most of the winter; good for fresh or dry arrangements
NCCES plant id: 586