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Calamagrostis acutiflora 'Eldorado'

Family: Poaceae (poh-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Calamagrostis (ka-la-mo-GROSS-tis) (Info)
Species: acutiflora (ak-yoo-tih-FLOR-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Eldorado
Additional cultivar information: (PP16486; aka El Dorado)
Hybridized by Kowitz; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2004

5 vendors have this plant for sale.

One member has or wants this plant for trade.

Ornamental Grasses and Bamboo

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Grown for foliage

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Gabrielle On Jul 6, 2011, Gabrielle from (Zone 5a) wrote:

This is one of my favorite varieties of Calamagrostis, but I think perhaps it is a bit slower to establish than others. Blooms June-July in my garden. PPAF #16486

Neutral janecarol2 On May 31, 2008, janecarol2 from Fort Jennings, OH wrote:

I just bought this plant. Foliage has a central gold varigation. The tag says its 4'h x 3-4' w Soil moist and well drained.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Denver, Colorado
Washington, Illinois
Beverly, Massachusetts
Ludington, Michigan
Minneapolis, Minnesota
O Fallon, Missouri
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Fort Jennings, Ohio

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