Korean Feather Reed Grass

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Korean Feather Reed Ornamental Grass Thrives in Shade!

  • Upright Green Blades
  • Showy Flower Plumes!
  • Great for Mass Plantings
  • Looks Great in Containers
  • Holds Color Into Autumn
  • Yellow & Tan Fall Color
  • Deer Resistant
  • Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Tidy Mounding Habit
  • Cut Flower Decor
  • Naturalizing & Erosion Control

The ornamental Korean Feather Reed Grass (Calamagrostis brachytricha), is a stately attractive grass that blooms amazingly well, even in light shade.

Korean Feather Reed is a showy grass with beautiful seedheads and an overall attractive form. A warm-season grass that grows in a tidy mound of narrow, stiff, green leaves that are known for slowly spreading in a neat clump.

Holding its color well into autumn, frost does bring some bright yellow and tan hues to Feather Reed Grass blades. The upright growth resists flattening out until the heavy winter snows move in.

The fluffy seedheads are decorative and can be used in fresh or dried floral design and home decor! They also add texture and motion when left in the garden! Early on, they have a lovely pink tinge before the plumes mature to light tan as the seeds ripen, lending an airy, graceful appearance to the landscape.

How to Use Korean Feather Reed Grass In The Landscape

Somewhat relaxed and informal in partial sun, Korean Feather Reed Grass can serve as the main feature in a fall garden long after most other plants have given up! The blossoms arch and spill-over garden borders and beds in a graceful manner.

In full sun, the upright growth can also create formal rows, or low hedges providing some privacy until winter. A lacy green backdrop and upright accent in the mixed border and perennial beds.

Tough and resilient, you can also use Korean Feather Reed Grass in mass plantings to control erosion on slopes and naturalize those tricky, out-of-the-way areas. The ornate plumes also serve as lovely specimen plantings!

The tidy clumping growth means Feather Reed grass will do amazing as the upright feature and graceful addition to large containers and planters.

The moisture-loving qualities of Feather Reed flowering grasses mean they don't mind being planted in those low areas in the landscape or in high-moisture locations such as along ponds or streams, and water features.

#ProPlantTips For Care

Korean Feather Reed Grass does best in full sun and grows more upright and sturdy in it. However, this grass is one of the few flowering types of grass that are just as happy in the part shade and creates a more relaxed form in shady spots.

Tolerating some wetter soil and higher than average moisture, Feather Reed Grasses does not like to dry out. These fibrous root systems do need well-draining soil and cannot sit in water for long periods of time.

Feather Reed Grasses are urban environment tolerant and partly drought tolerant too! Making them great for along the street and in tough spots where the soil is poor, and even in heavy clay soils as long as it does not sit in water.

Cut all foliage and stems down to a few inches above the ground each year in late winter or early spring just before they start to grow. This gives you the neatest, tidiest clump and removes dead leaves that may choke out the root mound. It is best to plant and divide Korean Feather Reed Grass in early spring or early fall. Warm-season grasses may green up later in the spring, but really shine once the hot, dry summer weather kicks in!

Relaxed and classy, motion and form, you won't go wrong with the easy-going nature of Korean Feather Reed Grass in the landscape! Hurry and order yours today at NatureHills.com!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Korean Feather Reed Grass Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-9
Growing Zones 4-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Calamagrostis brachytricha
Type Perennial
Mature Height 3 - 4 feet
Mature Spread 2 - 3 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow
Pollinator Friendly No
Pruning Time Early Spring