Photo by JLBG taken at Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC
Achy Breaky Heart Grass
This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.Shop Available Calamagrostis
Item #: 11
Zones: 4a to 9a
Height: 24" tall
C. brachytricha (pronounced "breaky-tryka") forms an attractive, tidy, deer-resistant, 2' tall x 2' wide clump. In September, dozens of 2' tall, refined pink plumes top this part shade lover. The pink color gives way to a bronze tone that remains through the fall. Visitors who see this in flower can't leave without one. This calamagrostis tolerates hot summers and part sun/shady conditions much better than C. acutiflora. Feather reed grass is an awesome accent plant in the garden or great for dried arrangements...one of the best but least known!