Calamagrostis arundinacea (L.) Roth

Reed Grass

Family: Poaceae

Genus: Calamagrostis

Category: Grass

Size: To 7' tall in bloom

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade


Leaves medium green, linear to 7' long. Good autumn color. Inflorescence is a compact spiky panicle to 8" long with a pink to red tint. Blooms in summer. Clumping.Spreads by rhizomes.

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Published in Tent. Fl. Germ. 1: 33 in 1788.

Basionym Agrostis arundinacea L.

Native to Europe and Asia.

Parent of Calamagrostis x acutiflora.


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