Calamagrostis 'Cheju-Do'

Feather Reed Grass-Dwarf

Calamagrostis ÔCheju-Do'

Photo Credit: Stonehouse Nursery


Calamagrostis 'Cheju-Do'

Feather Reed Grass-Dwarf

Appearing a bit like a dwarf 'Karl Foerster', this shorter hybrid forms a dense mound of green foliage that is topped with a profusion of golden brown inflorescences later in the season. It is best planted en masse as an underplanting to taller trees or in sweeps across the landscape as a low maintenance groundcover.

Plant Details

  • Zone: 4 - 9
  • Height: 18-36"
  • Spread: 24-36"
  • Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade
  • Soil Moisture: Moderate Water Needs
  • Drought tolerant: No
  • Bloom time: Early Fall, Late Summer, Mid-Fall
  • Foliage Color: Green Shades
  • Flower Color: Brown Shades
  • Fragrant: No
  • Good Cut Flower: Yes
  • Native: Not native to North America
  • Deer resistant: Yes
  • Rabbit resistant: Yes
  • Bee-friendly: No
  • Attracts butterflies: No
  • Attracts hummingbirds: No
  • Groundcover: No
  • Roy Diblik Favorite: No

Plant Details

  • Zone: 4 - 9
  • Height: 18-36"
  • Spread: 24-36"
  • Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade
  • Soil Moisture: Moderate Water Needs
  • Drought tolerant: No
  • Bloom time: Early Fall, Late Summer, Mid-Fall
  • Foliage Color: Green Shades
  • Flower Color: Brown Shades
  • Fragrant: No
  • Good Cut Flower: Yes
  • Native: Not native to North America
  • Bee-friendly: No
  • Deer resistant: Yes
  • Rabbit resistant: Yes
  • Attracts butterflies: No
  • Attracts hummingbirds: No
  • Groundcover: No
  • Roy Diblik Favorite: No

Grower Information

Ornamental grasses and grasslike plants vary widely by type. Cool season grasses are generally best planted in the fall prior or in late winter/early spring in the greenhouse. Warm season grasses can be planted in spring and summer for same-season sales. Sedges grow best when planted in spring and summer rather than the fall prior.

Ornamental grasses and grasslike plants grow well in a wide range of growing media types, provided there is adequate moisture-holding capacity and good drainage. While getting established in their finished containers, most prefer to be kept moist, but not saturated.

  • PowerPlug Size(s): 32s
  • Optimal Planting Time: Spring
  • Retail Sales Window: Fall, Summer
  • Moisture in Production: Average, Consistent
  • Requires Shade in Production: No
  • Vernalization Required for Bloom: Yes
  • Vernalization Beneficial: No