August to October
2 to 3 ft.
1 to 2 ft.
sun, part shade, shade
USDA zones 4-9
hardy to 8,000 ft.
The glossy green leaves of Korean feather reed grass form a graceful vase-like clump. In late summer, large silvery-pink plumes appear, fading to tan seedheads in the winter. The feathery plumes are quite beautiful.
Unlike many of the ornamental grasses, Korean feather reed grass will bloom when grown in shade. Needs regular moisture to grow well.
Korean feather reed grass has grown well in moderate water zones at the Xeriscape Garden. It also has performed quite well in full shade, blooming beautifully.
In years of water restrictions, Korean feather reed grass has not tolerated drought well. It needs regular moisture to grow to its full height and bloom.
Cut down previous year's leaves and stems to ground level before new growth appears in spring.