Calamagrostis epigejos (L.) Roth

Bush Grass, Chee Reed Grass, Feathertop, Wood Small-reed

Family: Poaceae

Genus: Calamagrostis

Category: Grass

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.


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