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Calamagrostis stricta

Also called Narrow Small Reed Grass


More About Calamagrostis stricta

  • AKA Calamagrostis neglecta
  • Loose, open panicles
  • Forms a dense mat
  • Leaf blades are flat and stiff
  • Spike-like inflorescence
  • Bloom Time: May to June
  • Flower Height: 150 cm
  • Foliage Height: 60-120 cm
  • Grass type: Cool season

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario and most of North America

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:

3

Height:

60-120 cm

Spread:

80-120 cm

Colour:

Brown
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Neglected Reed Grass Growing and Maintenance Tips

This cool season grass is commonly found along shores of rivers, lakes and woodlands. Summer and fall are when it provides seasonal interest and thrives best in full sun and a wet soil. 


Calamagrostis stricta Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Fast
Fast
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Dried Flower/Foliage
Dried Flower/Foliage
Long Blooming
Long Blooming
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario

Soil Moisture

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

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum

Habit

Clumping
Upright

Foliage Color

Blue
Green

Landscape uses

Specimen
Woodland/woods edge
Foundation planting
Naturalizing

 Suitable Substitutions for Calamagrostis stricta

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