Fall-Blooming Reed Grass
Deciduous, Ornamental grasses and grasslike plants
These Eurasian natives are sturdy, clumping grasses with feathery flower plumes that fade from purple-tinted green to yellow, then buff. These persist into winter and can be used for fresh or dried arrangements. Cut back clumps low to the ground in late winter, before new growth begins.Calamagrostis brachytricha
Deciduous. This grass forms an upright, arching clump 1 1/2–2 1/2 ft. tall and 2 ft. wide. In late summer or early fall, broad flower spikes bring plant height to 4 ft. This is one of the best grasses for partial shade. Great in containers.
Growing to 2–3 ft. tall and wide, with aromatic, ferny-looking blue-green leaves, this native of...
Bred by Judge Logan, a Scot transplanted to California, in the late 1800’s. Probably a hybrid of...
Grows in a clump to 3–4 ft. tall and wide, with purplish green flowers rising to 6 ft. in summer...