from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A small genus of coarse grasses, natives of Europe and Asia; the reed bent-grasses. The American species that have been referred to it are now placed in Deyeuxia.

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  • noun reed grass


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  • The Karl Foerster calamagrostis had lots of green new blades, even the blood grass was showing new growth, it is a bit early for that I think.

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  • I have a few grass-envies on account of not being able to grow pink muhly grass and other tender ones, but I love my miscanthus, carex, calamagrostis and other sturdy species.

    Leaves Of Grass(es)* « Fairegarden

  • He can order 500 full grown echinaceas to be planted in a drift with 500 calamagrostis and another 500 full size boxwoods trimmed into an undulating dragon.

    Dying Well « Fairegarden

  • Shown above is the roadside daylily, hemerocallis fulva, in the midst of feather reed grass, calamagrostis ‘Karl Foerester’.

    June 2008 Bloom Day « Fairegarden

  • That tall grass on the left is a favorite of mine, calamagrostis ‘Karl Foerster’.

    Fending « Fairegarden

  • More swaying plants, this time penstemon ‘Rondo’, with the blue and white flowers, blue fescue in flower, some sweet williams scattered about, nepeta mussinii, daylily foliage, and the whole scene backed by a wall of feather reed grass, calamagrostis ‘Karl Foerster’.

    Movement « Fairegarden

  • Red yarrow is blooming underneath, with rosemary on the left and calamagrostis ‘Karl Foerster’ on the right in the background.

    Butterfly Bush Standards « Fairegarden

  • Did you get the mexican feather grass, stipa, or the feather reed grass, calamagrostis?

    Movement « Fairegarden

  • This is a winter shot of my Karl Foerster grass, calamagrostis acutiflora ‘Karl Foerster’.

    Rosemary « Fairegarden

  • The principal grass of these meadows is a delicate calamagrostis with very slender filiform leaves, and when it is in flower the ground seems to be covered with a faint purple mist, the stems of the panicles being so fine that they are almost invisible, and offer no appreciable resistance in walking through them.

    The Yosemite


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