Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster' (Feather Reed Grass) - Plugs$7.95
While it is a non-native ornamental grass, 'Karl Foerster' feather reed grass is an excellent plant to include in the sustainable landscape. It is a seed-sterile hybrid, meaning it will never become an invasive species like many non-native ornamentals - The only tradeoff is that it doesn't offer seed for birds.
A cool-season grass, 'Karl Foerster' feather reed grass blooms in the spring, quickly sending up seed heads. The plumes can grow as much as 6 feet tall, lending an airy, golden presence to the summer landscape before any of the warm-season grasses bloom.
'Karl Foerster' feather reed grass is very popular here in Central Indiana, and drifts can be seen even in commercial landscaping, attesting to the dependable nature of this species.