Zones: 3 to
Size: To 50" in bloom, 40" foliage
Exposure: Filtered Sun, Part Shade
Rich brown inflorescences on dense narrow spikes to 15" long in early summer. Cool season grass. Prefers moist soil in light shade. Invasive in sandy loam. Cut back in late winter. Clumping.
Published in Tent. Fl. Germ. 1: 34 in 1788.
Basionym Arundo epigejos L.
Parent of Calamagrostis x acutiflora.
Native to Africa, Asia and Europe.