Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Featured Plant of the Day: Feather Reed Grass

Calamagrostis foliosa 
Feather Reed Grass,  Reed Grass

Type    Perennial, grass
Hardy range    7A to 9A
Height    24" to 36" / 60cm to 90cm
Growth rate    Average
Form    Irregular or sprawling
Exposure    Partial shade or partial sun to full sun
Persistence    Deciduous

Bloom Time    Summer

The flowers are suitable for dried flowers.

This plant will grow in moist to wet soil.
Suitable soil is well-drained/loamy or sandy.
The pH preference is  a neutral soil.

Leaf Color    Green
This plant has attractive foliage.

Landscape Uses
-    Massing
-    Specimen

Attributes and Features
-    Wetlands plant

Propagation and Root Form
Propagation is from  division.
Best propagation time is in the  spring.
This plant grows from a  rhizome.

Culture Notes
These ornamental grasses thrive in damp, fertile soil.  They may, however, become invasive unless division of the plant periodically takes place.