Calamagrostis a. Karl Foerster

Feather Reed Grass
Plant Type

Grass-like, Shrub

Evergreen-Deciduous

Semi-Evergreen

Overall Mature Size

Small

Mature Height & Spread

2-3′ x 2-3′

Exposure

Full Sun, partial Shade

Water

Medium Water

Flower Color

Yellow

Bloom Time

Spring, Summer

Special Features

Desert Conditions

Container Sizes

#1, #5

Natural Growth Habit

Upright

Sunset Garden Zones

2B-24

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone

5A-9B

This reed grass provides wonderful contrast among low shrubs and perennials. It is often used in naturalized areas and its mature size is directly related to how much moisture it encounters. Even though calamagrostis can grow in fresh-water bogs it also does well in drier areas. Upright narrow green leaves with 6′ seed heads.

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