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Achnatherum brachytricha

Diamond Grass

Plant Type:


Achnatherum brachytricha – Diamond Grass is a warm season grass (meaning it blooms mid-late summer/fall) with lovely 6” to 8” silvery feathered inflorescences just touched with pink-violet standing above the narrow green blades. Diamond Grass forms a lovely, graceful, upright and soft-textured plant. It is splendid mixed with late season composite flowers, Joe-pye weeds and/or Anemone japonica cultivars. A grouping could provide strong contrast if associated with red or yellow-berried Viburnum dilatatum. A cluster would form a great backdrop for Chrysanthemums fore-planted with Colchicum. Wow! The uses for Diamond Grass go on and on! Site in exposures with full to afternoon sun planted in average soil or sandy loam – really, any soil that drains well. Divison.


3-4 ft
Item Description Price  
ACHBRAC Achnatherum brachytricha (3.5 inch Square Press Fit Pot Extra Deep – 1.52 pints / 720 ml.) $11.00 Buy Now

Characteristics and Attributes for Achnatherum brachytricha

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Summer / Autumn

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Summer / Autumn

Autumn Interest

  • Fruit / Berries / Seed Heads


  • Full Sun
  • Mostly Sunny


  • Border
  • Natural Garden
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Massing

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium


  • Draining
  • Adaptable

Propagated By

  • Division