Foerster’s feather reed grass. Features showy, narrow brown flower heads, 4-6’ high from mid to late summer that bleach to a straw color and stand firmly without support or damage through the winter. In colder climates plants bloom earlier and grow more compact. Prefers moist, rich soil and full sun, and tolerant of heavy soils and heat with adequate moisture. Occurs naturally in meadows and open woods. Hardy to below 0F. Eurasia. Deer resistant.