Feather Reed Grass (Calamagrostis x acutiflora)
Feather Reed Grass Plant FeaturesFeather reed grass is a popular ornamental grass loved for its stiff, upright habit (even in winter) and easy-growing nature. These features have also made it a favorite of commercial landscapers and you'll see feather reed grass planted around shopping malls, city streets, and restaurants as well as in home gardens. The green leaves and vertical shape of feather reed grass make it a good partner for most perennials and shrubs. The rich green grass blades are topped in summer by wheat-like spikes that gently sway in the breeze. In autumn, the foliage of feather reed grass turns tan and continues to provide interest through the winter. Hardy from zones 5-9
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Feather Reed Grass Growing InstructionsIn the garden, feather reed grass grows best in full sun and consistently moist soil. Unlike most grasses, feather reed grass grows well in clay soils, but conversely, doesn't tolerate drought well. Adding organic matter, such as compost, and spreading a several-inch-deep layer of mulch over the soil is beneficial for feather reed grass in hot, dry spots. Divide feather reed grass every few years to keep the plants vigorous.
This spectacular ornamental grass is not intended for human or animal consumption.
Medium water needs
Super-easy to grow
Complement your Feather Reed GrassBlack-Eyed Susan
The yellow flowers of Black-eyed Susan look terrific growing in and around a bed of Feather Reed Grass.
Tall Sedum produces colorful russet flowers in the fall, just as the Feather Reed Grass stems begins to turn a rich, tan color. The combination is wonderful.
Coneflowers and Feather Reed Grass are a low-maintenance option for any sunny spot.