Eldorado Feather Reed Grass

Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Eldorado'

Plant Details:

Plant Type: Ornamental Grass
Plant Family: Poaceae
Plant Description: A variation of 'Karl Foerster' feather reed grass, this variety is almost identical in shape, but 'Eldorado' has golden-yellow midribs. It's seed heads have a golden yellow hue. It grows upright in stiff clumps that keep their shape through the year. They grow only to 5 or 6 feet tall, making them one of the most manageable ornamental grasses for the home landscape.


Maintenance Type: Ornamental Grass - Medium
Plant Care: Ornamental Grass - Medium (showy non-turf grasses that go dormant in winter, 3-6' tall): Use hand pruners or hedger to cut and remove 2/3 of the total grass height. Trim edges. For warm season grasses (more common), this is best done in late winter to early spring. For cool season grasses apply the same maintenance practices in the late fall, once the plant is dormant.

Plant Attributes:

Mature Size: 6' tall x 2' wide
Utah Native: No
Plant Select: No
Pollinator Friendly: No
Localscapes: Foundation Plant, Perimeter Plant
Foliage Interest: No
Foliage Colors: Green, Variegated, Yellow
Bloom Colors: Tan, Yellow
Bloom Seasons:
Bloom Period: Jul - Aug

Growing Conditions:

Hardiness Zone: 4 to 9
Light Requirement: Full Sun (6+ hrs sun)
Irrigation Requirement:     Low (1/2" every 10-14 days)
Salt Tolerant: Unknown
Deer Resistant: Unknown

Garden Location:

  • Commercial Concepts
    • South Property Line
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Winter