Growing guide

How to grow calamagrostis

These ornamental grasses have a very upright but slightly arching habit, adding height, movement and structure to borders. Weave them like a ribbon through perennial borders, use in bold swathes in prairie-style plantings or arrange in a large group to highlight their ever-changing beauty through the seasons.

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Quick facts

  • Easy to grow in all but very dry locations
  • Upright, feathery plumes from early summer into early winter
  • Best planted in spring or autumn
  • Thrive in full sun to dappled shade
  • Cut back to the ground in late winter
  • Propagate by dividing clumps in spring

All you need to know

Before you get started
Ongoing care
Pruning and training
While we think all this information will be helpful to you, we always recommend to read the instruction labels on your plants.

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