Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Eldorado'

Eldorado Feather Reed Grass

Newly planted

Newly planted


Patents: PP#16486

Family: Poaceae

Genus: Calamagrostis

Parent: Calamagrostis x acutiflora

Category: Grass

Zones: 4 to 8

Size: 4 to 5' tall, 2' wide

Growth Rate: Moderate

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun


Variegated leaves with bright yellow midribs, golden flowers stems. Cool season grass, clumping and upright. Feathery inflorescences when first blooms in early summer. Deer and rabbit resistant.


Sport of Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster' discovered in a greenhouse in a 4" pot in Washington. Patent application filed in 2004.

Other Cultivars: 

My Experience: 

I purchased a 4" pot from Santa Rosa in June 2013 and planted it in the Big Trees and Birds garden.

Sources of Information

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