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El Dorado Feather Reed Grass

Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'El Dorado' PP #16,486

Pronunciation: kal-a-ma-GROS-tis ah-KYOO-tih-flor-ah
SKU #30023

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Description Showy ornamental grass with narrow white-striped foliage that shimmers in sunlight. Feathery plumes arise in summer, providing wonderful cool-season interest as they age to a golden wheat hue. Use to create a vertical accent in landscape or containers, or plant en masse toward the back of the garden.
Light Full sun
Watering Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Blooms Summer
Mature Size Reaches 4 to 5 ft. tall, 2 to 2½ ft. wide.
Special Features Dramatic Foliage Color, Waterwise, Fast Growing, Benefits Birds
Growth Rate Moderate
Patent Act Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Landscape Use Border, Hillside
Foliage Color Variegated
Care Grows easily in average soils. Water regularly during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Tolerates some drought when established. Cut clumps to the ground in late winter just before new shoots appear. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.

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