Calamagrostis acutiflora Eldorado
Calamagrostis 'Eldorado' in Whitehouse Perennials Display Gardens

Feather Reed Grass

About This Grass

'Eldorado' is a very attractive variegated selection of Feather Reed Grass, suited to a multitude of uses and not invasive in any way. The green leaves are striped down the middle with gold, making it quite striking in designs. Soft feathery greenish-mauve plumes appear in early to midsummer, maturing into stiff wheat-coloured spikes, which last into winter. It may be used in large groupings towards the back of a border, but also very effective when used as a single specimen.

  • Height: 120-150 cm (47-59 in)
  • Spread: 60-75 cm (23-29 in)
  • Cold Hardiness: Zone 4-9
  • Sun or Shade: minimum 4 hours of direct sun
  • Bloom Time: late summer
  • Leaf Colour: green and gold
  • Bloom Colour: greenish mauve toning to tan
  • Critter Resistance: deer and rabbits