Parent: Calamagrostis arundinacea
Zones: 4 to 10
Size: 4' tall in bloom, 2 to 3' spread
Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade
Warm season grass, clumping and upright. Leaves slightly coarse appearance, to 1/2" wide. Flowers in September with deep pink tinted inflorescences which change to creamy beige and remain full. Glossy green leaves, to 1/2" wide. Good autumn interest. Originally from moist areas and needs plenty of water, especially in full sun. Cut back in winter. Can self-sow if in moist shade. Rabbit resistant (Oudolf).
Published in Bull. Herb Boissier 7: 652 in 1899.
Basionym Calamagrostis brachytricha Steud.
PlantList shows it as a synonym of Calamagrostis arundinacea (L.) Roth (based on Kew) but ARS-Grin shows it as accepted. In the trade and publications it is differentiated as 'brachytricha'.
Native to eastern Asia.