Calamagrostis...

rubrifolia(7ish NYC)October 1, 2005

Is it as wonderful as the King&Oudolf book make it seem?

Does it self sow? I have given up on Moudry & Sea Oats & the like for their super aggressive colonization.

When does it bloom here for us on the east coast?

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rubrifolia(7ish NYC)

thats the C brachytricha, not acutfiflora.

    Bookmark   October 1, 2005 at 1:40PM
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jspece(Josh - z4 IA)

IMO, it is fairly unimpressive until it plumes out...then it is very attractive. It has been blooming for about a month, at least, here in z4. I've only found a couple seedling in the 4 or so years I've had it.

    Bookmark   October 1, 2005 at 8:39PM
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pezhead

C. brachytricha makes a very attractive container grass.

    Bookmark   October 2, 2005 at 12:54PM
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jspece(Josh - z4 IA)

Taken today...

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   October 2, 2005 at 6:40PM
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rubrifolia(7ish NYC)

mmmm, it IS beautiful. no doubt bout that.

"only a couple of seedlings" from zone 4 does make this zone 7er a tad nervous thou. One of the problems of our long summers & falls has to do with germination!

Will try several next year to weave thru what ends up being a dry summer bed & see what develops.

    Bookmark   October 3, 2005 at 12:56PM
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BruMeta(z5aNY)

I've never had seedlings, but I garden upstate in zone 5. Beautiful grass in bloom, that's for sure. I fall in love with it every September when it flowers. Stirs the soul.

By the way, grass has been reclassified according to some sources (but not all) as Stipa brachytricha.

    Bookmark   October 4, 2005 at 12:36AM
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