A cool-season, clump-forming Californian native found naturally on coastal bluffs, cliffs, and other open rocky places in coastal Mendocino and Humboldt counties. The glaucous, bluish green dense foliage forms low mounds. In spring, narrow, purplish feather-like blooms appear on short arching stalks, generally 15 inches tall, maturing to a tawny beige in summer. Prefer partial shade but will grow in full sun with adequate moisture. Best in coastal gardens.

Leafy Reed Grass

Calamagrostis foliosa

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