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Calamagrostis - Reed Grass

Calamagrostis (Reed Grass) is a genus of 250 perennial species forming tufts of linear leaves, with erect stems bearing attractive flowering panicles in summer. Suitable for borders is the hybrid Calamagrostis x acutiflora and its lovely cultivars with their elegantly arched narrow leaves and long buff plumes which last through most of the winter. Beautiful, versatile and nearly care-free, Reed Grasses are stunning as specimen plants, screens, backdrops and for their vertical accents.

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Calamagrostis brachytricha (Reed Grass)

Sparkling in the morning dew with its large arrow-like flower heads pointing towards the sky, Reed Grass (Calamagrostis brachytricha) is a majestic and distinct ornamental grass, highly valued for its erect feathery silvery gray flower plumes, slightly red tinged, and turning to gold then light tan as the seeds ripen in the fall and winter

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Calamagrostis canadensis (Bluejoint Grass)

Long-lived and incredibly hardy, Calamagrostis canadensis (Bluejoint Grass) is a clump forming, cool-season, perennial grass boasting numerous slender, erect blue-green stems adorned with prominent joints.

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Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Avalanche' (Feather Reed Grass)

Noted for its variegated foliage, Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Avalanche' (Feather Reed Grass) is a compact tufted ornamental grass forming a clump of narrow, elegantly arched, creamy-white striped leaves. In summer, it is topped with tall, airy, pinkish-purple feathery plumes which mature to a golden tan color and often persist into the winter.

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Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster' (Feather Reed Grass)

One of the most popular ornamental grasses worldwide, Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster' (Feather Reed Grass) is a majestic ornamental grass, highly valued for its erect feathery flower plumes, moving gracefully with even the slightest breeze. Fast growing, reliable, with a multi-season interest, this cool season grass is not only beautiful, it is also virtually care-free and quite versatile.

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Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Overdam' (Feather Reed Grass)

Noted for its variegated foliage, Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Overdam' (Feather Reed Grass) is a compact tufted ornamental grass forming a clump of narrow, elegantly arched, creamy-white striped leaves that will remain under 2 ft. (60 cm). In summer, it is topped with tall, airy, pinkish-purple feathery plumes which mature to a dusky gray pink color and often persist into the winter.

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Stipa calamagrostis (Spear Grass)

Grown for its early blooming feathery flowers, Stipa calamagrostis is a lovely and graceful free-flowering ornamental grass

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