Feather Reed –
Winchester Gardens generally stocks this item.
Silver grey, Purple-red
Easily grown in average, medium to wet soil in full sun. Does well in heavy clay soils, unlike many of the other ornamental grasses. Prefers moist, rich soils which do not dry out. Blooms in light shade, and appreciates some light afternoon shade in hot summer climates.
Cut clumps to the ground in late winter just before the new shoots appear. This grass will not self-seed in the garden because seeds are sterile.
Aster – 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.