Korean Feather Reed Grass

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Korean Feather Reed Grass is defined by bright green foliage and showy, pink-tinged plumes that emerge in mid-summer. Feathery plumes shift to creamy tan as seeds mature in fall, drawing birds to feast. Erect stems provide strong vertical structure in perennial gardens and yellow fall color. A versatile grass tolerant of shade and clay soils. (Calamagrostis brachytricha)
Zones 5 - 8
Advantages
Easy To Grow
Attract Birds
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Good For Dried Flowers
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size36-48" tall , 24-36" wide
Bloom TimeFoliage plant all season
SizePlant - 3.5" Pot
SKUAM015015

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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Plant Information
36-48"’ tall x 24-36" wide. Korean Feather Reed Grass steps in where other ornamental grasses fail. While excessive rainfall and heavy, poor-draining soils make many grasses flop, Korean feather reed grass thrives off the moisture. This is a grass for wet conditions; plant in low spots throughout the landscape, alongside streambanks, and around water gardens. In hot climates plants benefits from shade, particularly from hot afternoon sun. Plants will flower in light shade and have a looser, relaxed form. Plant as a specimen or mass among shrubs and perennials in mixed borders. Also makes a great addition to cutting gardens where plants are grown for their soft plumes. Korean feather reed grass is tolerant of black walnut trees. Keep plants tidy by cutting foliage back to 6-12 inches in late winter before new growth emerges.
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SKUAM015015
Item Package Size
Plant - 3.5" Pot
Common Name
Korean Feather Reed Grass
Botanical Name
Calamagrostis brachytricha
Zones
5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
36-48" tall
Estimated Mature Spread
24-36" wide
Growth Rate
Medium
Bloom Time
Foliage plant all season
Planting Depth
Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As
Potted Plant
Foliage
Ornamental stiff green blades. Produces silvery-pink plumes in late summer.
Soil Type
Moist/Wet Soil
Soil Moisture
Average, Moist / Wet
Advantages
Easy To Grow, Attract Birds, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Good For Dried Flowers
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada
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