Calamagrostis Brachytricha Grasses
Calamagrostis brachytricha (Korean Feather Reed Grass)
Beautiful, tall fluffy flower heads of silver with tints of purple erupt from arching clumps of green foliage over the Summer months. The whole plant turns a buttery yellow colour in Autumn, the spent foliage and decorative seed heads continue to give structure and interest into the winter. Good for drying for use in flower arrangements if you can bear to cut them! A super grass that has recieved the RHS Award of Garden Merit.
Calamagrostis brachytricha grows well in full sun or partial shade, they prefer a well drained soil that still retains a little moisture
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Calamagrostis brachytricha is a deciduous grass, the old foliage should be left over the Winter as this will protect the crown of the plant from inclement weather conditions and will still provide structure and interest, especially on frosty days. Cut them back close to the ground in February or March before the new foliage emerges. The cut stems and foliage is useful as a natural mulch or may be composted.
How to grow Calamagrostis brachytricha
Position: Sun or partial shade.
Foliage: Deciduous grass, foliage turns to butter yellow and then brown in Winter, fresh new foliage emerges in spring.
Soil and site: Any well drained soil.
Flowering time: Summer
Growth rate: Moderate
Ultimate height and spread: 100cm x 100cm in flower
Hardiness: Fully Hardy
Aftercare: Water regularly after planting and through the first season until established. Cut to ground level in Early Spring.