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'Karl Foerster' is the best known of the feather reedgrasses and boasts all the key elements of this beautiful, useful ornamental grass. While other ornamental grasses tend to arch outward, feather reedgrass tends to grow straight and upright, giving an architectural element to the landscape, even in winter, as long as you leave it standing.
Feather reedgrass produces tiny flowers in early summer. Seed heads mature to golden tan by midsummer and remain attractive into fall. Cut back in late winter or early spring as soon as new growth is detected at the base.
Mounds of pink, purple, or white asters look great in the fall garden surrounding the upright form of feather reedgrass.Sedum
Tall sedums, such as 'Autumn Joy', with their rosy blooms that mature brown, create a stunning muted fall color scheme when paired with feather reedgrass.Coneflower
For a knockout sunny summer combination, plant purple coneflower next to feather reedgrass.