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Korean Feather Reed Grass




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Shipping begins in mid April based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first. Learn More…

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
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Birds
Attract Birds
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow
Dried Flowers
Dried Flowers
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size 36-48" tall, 24-36" wide
Bloom Time Foliage plant all season
Size Plant - 3.5" pot

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.
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 Color Green
Foliage Ornamental stiff green blades. Produces silvery-pink plumes in late summer.
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Clay Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Moist/Wet
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Birds, Rabbit Resistant, Easy to Grow, Dried Flowers
Ideal Region Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No


Shipping begins in mid April based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Some perennials are shipped as potted plants, some as perennial roots packed in peat.  The ‘Plant Information’ section describes how that item will ship. All perennials and spring-planted bulbs are packaged to withstand shipping and are fully-guaranteed. Please open upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

Perennials and spring-planted bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.

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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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