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Calamagrostis acutiflora 'Waldenbuch'

More About Calamagrostis acutiflora 'Waldenbuch'

  • An upright habit, forming a tight clump of deep green foliage
  • Looser structure than Karl Foerster and more arching
  • Sterile flower plumes emerge silvery-green, changing to a golden-tan
  • Foliage turns to a light yellow in the fall
  • Foliage and flowers dry and persist through the fall and winter
  • Flower Height: 150 cm
  • Foliage Height: 100 cm
  • Grass Type: Cool Season

Interesting Notes:

Cool Season Grasses: These grasses do the majority of their growing in early spring and start again when temperatures start to cool in the fall. During the warmer summer months, they stop growing and some will even go dormant. Cool season grasses flower in the spring or early summer. Most cool season grasses grow best in a consistently moist soil.

Zone:

4

Height:

70-100 cm

Spread:

50-60 cm

Colour:

Cream
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Feather Reed Grass Growing and Maintenance Tips

Best grown in full sun to partial shade in a moist, well-drained soil, however, will tolerate most soil types. Calamagrostis is drought tolerant, once established.  Prune foliage to ground level in the spring to make way for new growth.  


Calamagrostis acutiflora 'Waldenbuch' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Dried Flower/Foliage
Dried Flower/Foliage
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Long Blooming
Long Blooming

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils
Moist to Average
Moist to Wet Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Fall Color
Deciduous

Flowering Time

Lt. Sum-Fall

Habit

Clumping
Upright

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Specimen
Foundation planting

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