Feather Reed Grass Details

Feather Reed Grass

  • Botanical Name: Calamagrostis x. acufiflora 'Karl Forester'
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Light Requirement: Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Water Demand: Medium
  • Landscape Use:
  • Ornamental Value: Golden
  • Native/Adapted: Adapted
  • Wildlife Value: Birds
  • Season: Summer, Fall
  • Deciduous/Evergreen: Deciduous
  • Plant Form: Upright
  • Plant Spread: 2'
  • Plant Height: 4'


Karl Forester' variety is popular. For best results cut back clumps low to the ground in late winter, before new growth begins. Nice vertical grower. Requires supplemental water during droughts.

Perennial Care Guide

Cross Reference


Feather Reed Grass Photos