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Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'El Dorado'
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Plant Type: Grasses

Eldorado Feather Reed Grass has variegation that is unmistakably golden and green. In addition, its stems maintain a honey hue. Elongated inflorescences top off the stems, which can reach five feet. It shares characteristics of one of the nursery world’s all-time favorite grasses, Calamagrostis x acutiflora ‘Karl Foerster’. In fact, it appeared from a division of Karl at Garden State Growers in Kettle Falls, WA. C. x acutiflora ‘Eldorado’ is a vigorous-growing plant when situated in full or part sun in well-drained soil and it appears to be tolerant to Zone 4.

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Growing & Maintenance Tips:

'El Dorado' prefers to be grown in full sun and well-drained soil. Besure to provide plenty of moisture in extremely hot weather.

Flower Color


Foliage Color

Green with yellow midrib

Plant Spread


Good Companions

Plant Height


Scape Height


Hardness Zone


Soil Moisture

Average water needs

Characteristics & Attributes


Specimen, Border, Cut flower or foliage, Dried flower or seed heads, Mass Plant, Salt tolerant, Screen plantings

Bloom Time


Critter Resistance

Deer resistant


Full sun

Growth Rate

Moderate to Fast.

Seasonal Interests