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Calamagrostis acutiflora
Feather Reed Grass

Category
Grasses

Description
Cool season grass grows 3-6 feet high by 1-2 feet wide. Erect green grass; overall very upright in appearance. Spikes of feathery seedheads emerge in May to June. Seedheads emerge in bronze tones, turn wheat-colored with maturity.

Soil
Soil adaptable.

Notes
'Karl Foerster; is a widely used cultivar. C. arundinacea is very similar.

Exposure
Full Sun to Part Sun/Part Shade

Water Requirement
2

Hardiness (map)
5 to 10

User Reviews
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- Brigham City - UT - Z 5 -

I planted this along a fence line in Brigham City, it grew four feet tall and hid the ugly fence. The flower heads are beautiful and very upright, no flopping over onto my turf.

 

- Bountiful - UT - Z 6 -

Very well behaved tall clumping grass, I have 5 clumps in my woodland garden where it's quite shady and it is doing very well. It is underplanted with sweet woodruff. Part of my effort to get rid of my lawn, this grass requires attention only once a year.