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Calamagrostis brachytricha
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Calamagrostis brachytricha

Achy Breaky Heart Grass

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Item #: 11

Zones: 4a to 9a

Height: 24" tall

Culture: Sun to Light Shade

Origin: Korea

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?


Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.


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!