Cloud grass

Agrostis nebulosa

Cloud grass - Agrostis nebulosa

Common Name: Cloud grass
Genus: Agrostis
Species: nebulosa

Category: Grasses & Bamboos
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Makes good cut flowers, Has interesting foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.35 m (35 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.30 m (30 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Bronze
Foliage Colour: Bronze, GreenFlowering Period: July to September

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

  • Other Features: the flowerspikes are great for adding to dried arrangements


A lovely little ornamental annual grass which produces light and airy clusters of tiny flowers throughout summer. As the name suggests these flower clusters look like soft nebulous clouds that billow from the bed creating pockets of soft movement. Try mixing it with Astrantias or Dianthus for a meadow-style planting effect. It will self seed when settled into the right spot.

  • Garden care: Avoid cutting back the flower stems if you want them to set seed. Alternatively the flowers make long lasting additions to dried arrangements.