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Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Waldenbuch' (Feather reed grass 'Waldenbuch')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
5ft 11in
Max height
2ft
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Waldenbuch'

Other names

Feather reed grass 'Waldenbuch'

Genus

Calamagrostis Calamagrostis

Variety or Cultivar

'Waldenbuch' _ 'Waldenbuch' is a clump-forming, deciduous, perennial grass with upright to arching, flat, linear, dark green leaves, turning golden-brown in winter, and, in summer, stiff, erect stems bearing narrow panicles of dark purple-green flowers that turn golden-brown in winter.


Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Waldenbuch' is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming

Flower

Flushed green, Purple in Summer; Purple, Flushed green in Autumn; Yellow-brown in Winter

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn; Yellow-brown in Winter

How to care

Watch out for

Rust Rust

General care

Pruning

Cut back old stems to the ground in early spring before growth resumes.

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Waldenbuch' (Feather reed grass 'Waldenbuch') will reach a height of 5ft 11in and a spread of 2ft after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

City, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance, Architectural, Prairie planting, Foliage only

Cultivation

Will grow in most moist, humus-rich, fertile, well-drained soils. Will not tolerate very poor soil.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

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Botanical name

Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Waldenbuch'

Other names

Feather reed grass 'Waldenbuch'

Genus

Calamagrostis Calamagrostis

Variety or Cultivar

'Waldenbuch' _ 'Waldenbuch' is a clump-forming, deciduous, perennial grass with upright to arching, flat, linear, dark green leaves, turning golden-brown in winter, and, in summer, stiff, erect stems bearing narrow panicles of dark purple-green flowers that turn golden-brown in winter.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming


Colour

Flower

Flushed green, Purple in Summer; Purple, Flushed green in Autumn; Yellow-brown in Winter

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn; Yellow-brown in Winter


How to care

Watch out for

Specific diseases

Rust

General care

Pruning

Cut back old stems to the ground in early spring before growth resumes.

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Waldenbuch' (Feather reed grass 'Waldenbuch') will reach a height of 5ft 11in and a spread of 2ft after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

City, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance, Architectural, Prairie planting, Foliage only

Cultivation

Will grow in most moist, humus-rich, fertile, well-drained soils. Will not tolerate very poor soil.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7

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