Calamagrostis acutiflora 'Eldorado' - Feather Reed Grass
Calamagrostis acutiflora 'Eldorado' - Feather Reed Grass

Feather Reed Grass

Calamagrostis acutiflora 'Eldorado'

  • This grass has a slightly arching upright habit and forms a tight clump
  • Narrow leaf blades have a central bright gold stripe, bordered by green
  • Sterile flower plumes emerge light purple changing to a golden-tan
  • Foliage and flowers dry and persist through the fall and winter
  • Bloom Time: June to July
  • Flower Height: 150 cm
  • Foliage Height: 100 cm
  • Grass Type: Cool Season


Purple (pale)

100-150 cm

50-60 cm

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Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Grows best in full sun to partial shade, in a moist, well-drained soil, however, will tolerate most soil types. Calamagrostis is drought tolerant, once established.  Prune foliage to ground level in the spring to make way for new growth.  

Additional Notes about Feather Reed Grass:

Cool Season Grasses: These grasses do the majority of their growing in early spring and start again when temperatures start to cool in the fall. During the warmer summer months, they stop growing and some will even go dormant. Cool season grasses flower in the spring or early summer. Most cool season grasses grow best in a consistently moist soil.