Unique Features: Korean Feather Reed grass is native across Asia and is found in moist woodlands in partially shaded sites. It can take full sun but not full shade. It is a cool season grass and is best cut in early spring, mid-March to mid-April. The gray green leaves are ¼’’ to ½’’ wide and arch up to 36’’ tall, moving in the slightest breeze. In August the large, 12’’ by 4’’, airy pink tinted blooms rise above the foliage. The blooms mature into beige to coppery brown seed heads attractive to song birds. It is not sterile but reseeding isn’t usually a problem and can be limited by removing the blooms as they mature, the blooms/ seed heads can be used in floral arrangements. Korean Feather Reed grass a shallower fibrous root system so it does not have as much drought tolerance most grasses but it will bloom in partial shade. Its qualities include tolerance to clay or sandy soil and deer resistance.
Feather Reed Grass/ Korean
- Showy pinkish seed flowers upstage the Karl Foerster
- Will tolerate wet planting sites
- Leave all grasses intact through winter for interest and to protect the crown
- Cut back in early spring
Mature Height: 2-3'
Mature Spread: 2-3'