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Cape Mendocino Reed Grass
Extremely tough, undemanding and hardy, this truly all-purpose grass brings bold, erect lines to the garden spectrum.
Garnished by violet tinges, low loose mounds of glaucous blue-gray blades generally remain throughout the year and set this cool season California native apart from other North American Calamagrostis species. Slender tapering pinkish purple panicles sojourn just above the relaxed foliage in a lovely fountain-like fashion and by early summer adopt luminous flaxen hues.
Cape Mendocino Reed Grass pouts when it’s hot, appreciates summer irrigation and looks artful either as a large-scale ground cover or peppered throughout mixed borders and naturalized meadows.
Size: 18" high x 2' 0" wide; hardy to zone 8.
Calamagrostis foliosa (G-0044)
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