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Feather Reed Grass, Feather Reed Grass
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
Registered or introduced: 2004

Category:

Ornamental Grasses and Bamboo

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

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

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Cream/Tan

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Herbaceous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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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Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

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

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.