This grass grows mainly in early spring, and continues to flourish until the start of winter. It is a type of ornamental grass that can be grown by your pool side or in your garden. It needs wet soil to grow, as dry soil results in stunted growth. It is deep green in color and flowers in the month of June.
Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'
In the year 2001, the Perennial Plant Association, proclaimed this particular variety of feather grass as 'Plant of the Year'. Of all the garden grasses that you find in this world, this grass is one of the most popular.
The flowers that blossom in mid summer, are reddish in color or creamy white, with a tinge of pink in them. They grow best in well drained soil with enough moisture content, but they can also grow well in clay soil as well as dry soils. They also need enough sunlight for their proper growth.
Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Overdam' (Striped Feather Reed)
This grass does not require much maintenance. It is an ornamental type, which grows up to a height of at least 3 feet. It grows brilliantly in well-drained, moist soil. It needs enough sunlight to grow although, partly shaded areas will also do. This grass mainly blooms during February to July. The flowers are green in color with a pink tinge.
Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Avalanche'
Like the other varieties, even this type does not require much maintenance. It can grow in moist soil and adequate sunlight. It grows up to a height of 5 feet and blooms mainly during the months of February to June. The flowers are purplish green in color.
Calamagrostis brachytricha (Korean Feather Reed Grass)
This grass mainly grows in Central and Eastern parts of Asia. It grows up to a height of 4 feet. Just like the other types, this grass grows best in moist soil and in places where there is enough sunlight. It blossoms in the months of September to November and the flowers that grow are pink tinged ones.
Caring for the Grass
Add some fertilizer to the soil in order to retain the moisture and also to increase the nutritional value of the soil. Cow manure is a good option and can be used as an effective fertilizer.
Cutting the Stems
During the late winter or early spring months, you need to trim the grass and its stems, in order to improve the growth of the grass.