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.
Published in Tent. Fl. Germ. 1: 33 in 1788.
Basionym Agrostis arundinacea L.
Native to Europe and Asia.
Parent of Calamagrostis x acutiflora.