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Calamagrostis brachytricha

Calamagrostis brachytricha

Synonym(s) Calamagrostis arundinacea var. brachytricha
Common name Korean feather grass
Family poaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z5-9)
Flowers buff pink (september)
Size 3-4'
Light sun to shade
Cultural notes tolerates hot summers
From seed easy, germinates at room temperature within a week or two
detailed seed-starting info below
Seed ripensmid-November

Forms an attractive tidy clump. Faded bronze seedheads persist through autumn. Useful for dried arrangements. Ours are set amid a bunch of other medium to tall plantings near our pond, which makes it hard to capture their grace on camera.

Korean feather grass
By late October, the flowers have faded to tan, but are still nice and full

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

Seed for this plant is included on my seed trade list

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '01 trade. Baggy 70 (80%G, 4-8d)
  2. Same seed as above. Baggy 70 (80%G, 8d)
  3. Seed from '07 garden. Baggy 70F (22%G, 5d)
  4. Seed from '08 garden. Baggy 70F (fair G, 12-25d)
  5. Seed from '14 garden. Baggy 70F (85%G, 5d)

The seeds are elongated tan-colored grains. They can be extracted from the awns by rubbing them between your hands or other surfaces.

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