Foerster's Feather Reed Grass


Create a stunning vertical effect with feathery stalks that emerge reddish brown in spring and turn a rich golden color in fall. Blooms two to three weeks earlier than common feather reed grass. Thrives in wet soils, yet tolerates drier conditions. Stalks make great cut flowers. Sterile seeds do not produce unwanted seedlings.


Light Needs:

Full sun

Watering Needs:

Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

Average Landscape Size:

Foliage reaches 1 1/2 to 2 ft. tall and wide; bloom stalks reach 6 ft. tall.

Key Feature:

Stunning Vertical Effect


Late spring to summer, persisting through fall.

Landscape Uses:

Border, Cutting Garden, Erosion Control, Green Roof, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Urban Garden