Agrostis (Cloud Grass)

Height 30-45cm (12-18in)

Planting distance 15cm (6in)

Flowers early to late summer

Any well-drained soil

Full sun

Hardy annual grass

Cloud grass is a pale-branched and graceful grass that serves as a good foil for brightly coloured perennials and annuals in beds and borders. It belongs to the bent grass family, several species of which are used in lawn seed mixtures. However, cloud grass itself is an ornamental grass. Its branched clusters of small white flowers have an airy charm. The flower panicles are suitable for cutting and for drying, if cut before the flowers are fully mature.


Sow seeds in early spring where the plants are to grow; thin the seedlings to 15cm (6in) apart when they are large enough to handle. Cloud grass will grow in any soil, even a poor but well-drained one, and does best in full sun.

Pests and diseases

Generally trouble free.

21. February 2012 by Dave Pinkney
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