Feather Reed Grass

Feather Reed

By Daryl Mitchell from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada (originally posted to Flickr as Karl Foerster Grass) [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)

Feather Reed Grass  (Karl Forester) Calamagrostis acutiflora

This is a very popular grass in Colorado landscapes.  The wheat-like look of this grass makes it one of the showiest grasses available.  The Feather Reed is an evergreen grass.  It has pinkish feathery blooms in the spring.  The fall and winter color is gold.  Many homeowners do not cut this grass back until spring so they can enjoy the color in the dead of winter.   This grass is sterile and does not self-seed.  Do not plant this grass past 7,000 feet.  The mature height is 4-5′ and 2′ wide.

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