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Calamagrostis brachytricha

Also called Korean Feather Reed Grass, Diamond Grass

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Calamagrostis brachytricha - Autumn Feather Reed Grass

More About Calamagrostis brachytricha

  • AKA Calamagrostis stipa, Calamagrostis arundinacea var. brachytricha
  • This grass has a slightly arching upright habit and forms an airy clump
  • Leaves are glossy green and slightly wider than acutiflora cultivars
  • Fluffy bottlebrush-like plumes emerge light pink changing to a golden-tan
  • Foliage and flowers dry and persist through the fall and winter
  • Bloom Time: September till frost
  • Flower Height: 125 cm
  • Foliage Height: 90 cm
  • Grass Type: Warm Season

Interesting Notes:

Warm Season: These grasses are much slower starting in the spring. They do not push new growth until temperatures warm in early to midsummer. They flower later in the summer or fall with most blooms remaining into the winter. Most warm season grasses can tolerate heat, humidity and drought; some even thrive in these conditions.






90-125 cm


60-90 cm


Pink (pale)
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Autumn Feather Reed Grass Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grows best in full sun to partial shade in a moist, well-drained soil, however,  will tolerate most soil types. Brachytrica will have a tighter habit and flower more profusely in full sun conditions. Prune foliage to 10 cm in the spring to make way for new growth.  

Calamagrostis brachytricha Characteristics

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

Soil Moisture

Average to Dry Soils
Moist to Average

Growth Rate



Juglan Tolerant

Flowering Time

Lt. Sum-Fall



Foliage Color


Landscape uses

Woodland/woods edge
Foundation planting

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