Calamagrostis foliosa Kearney

Mendocino Reed Grass, Leafy Reed Grass

Family: Poaceae

Genus: Calamagrostis

Category: Grass

Zones: 8 to

Size: 2' tall in bloom

Exposure: Filtered Sun, Part Shade


Darke considers this to be "a highly ornamental reed grass". I'm not so attracted to it. The plumes start feathery but end up narrower and tan colored. They arch down over the plant. Blooms spring through summer. Prefers light shade and well-drained soil. Clumping.


Published in Bull. Div. Agrostol. U.S.D.A. 11: 17 in 1898.

Native to California.


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