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Feather Reed Grass

Beautifully variegated grass is lovely in the perennial garden, landscape, or at water's edge. Mauve spikes dry to a buff color and are excellent as dried flowers or left on the plant for winter interest. Forms neat clumps that are ideal for small gardens.

Companion Plants

Black-Eyed Susan


Shasta Daisy

Plant Details

  • Common name

    Feather Reed Grass

  • Botanical name

    Calamagrostis acutiflora

  • Variety


  • Zone

    USDA Zone 5 (-20°F) to USDA Zone 8 (10°F).

  • Light


  • Height

    4-6' (1-2 m)

  • Habit


  • Feed

    Once a month

  • Water

    Weekly during dry spells

  • Bloom Color


  • Bloom Time


  • Maintenance

    Divide every 3 to 5 years

This plant also belongs to the following collections:

  • Shelly W.'s collection