The genus Calamagrostis is made up of tufted, rhizomatous, perennial grasses found in moist woodlands and meadows. These plants have linear, flat leaves with ornamental displays of dense flowerheads.
Noteworthy CharacteristicsSturdy grasses with dense branching panicles of flowerheads.
CareGrow in moist soil in sun to part shade. Tolerates all but the poorest soil. Cut down old foliage in spring to renew plant.
PropagationDivide in mid-spring.
ProblemsErgot, powdery mildew, tar spot, smut, and foot rot can occur.