A rather rare plant, the Leafy Reed Grass, and others in the grass family are usually identified by the region they are found in! It is easily found in nurseries and greenhouses due to its popularity and excellent tolerance for cold weather.
Native to California in the United States, Calamagrostis foliosa is a tolerant plant that can handle sea spray and is perfect for common drought regions. This hardy plant does well growing on sea cliffs and is a great ornamental plant in coastal gardens. The state of California has declared this plant as rare, along with other variations of the plant. It commonly grows to about 1 foot (.03 m) tall with blue-green grass and occasional purple flowers.