Calamagrostis x acutiflora ‘Karl Foerster’

Feather Reed Grass

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Plant Type: Grasses / Shrubs

Evergreen-Deciduous: Semi-Evergreen

Overall Mature Size: Small

Also Grown As: Bush

Mature Height & Spread: 2-3' x 2-3'

Natural Growth Habit: Upright, Spreading, Clumping

Native To: Hybrid

Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Water: Medium Water

Flower Color: Yellow

Bloom Time: Spring, Summer

Special Features: Cold Hardy / Intermountain Conditions

Container Sizes: #1, #5

Sunset Garden Zones: 2b-24

A Bit More

Calamagrostis x acutiflora ‘Karl Foerster’ is a graceful medium sized grass, evergreen in milder climates, with lovely purple tinged blossoms that fade to golden blonde as the season progresses.  Feather Reed Grass looks equally appropriate planted as a specimen, or in groups, where even light passing breezes set off graceful undulations.  Even though this grass doesn’t generally go dormant, cut it back in late winter to ensure clean fresh foliage.  Calamagrostis x acutiflora leaves vary in height, between 2 to 3 feet, and size is ultimately determined by how much water they get.  ‘Karl Foerster’ is well suited to bog gardens, but can be planted in drier areas as well, if given medium irrigation.

A Bit More

Calamagrostis x acutiflora ‘Karl Foerster’ is a graceful medium sized grass, evergreen in milder climates, with lovely purple tinged blossoms that fade to golden blonde as the season progresses.  Feather Reed Grass looks equally appropriate planted as a specimen, or in groups, where even light passing breezes set off graceful undulations.  Even though this grass doesn’t generally go dormant, cut it back in late winter to ensure clean fresh foliage.  Calamagrostis x acutiflora leaves vary in height, between 2 to 3 feet, and size is ultimately determined by how much water they get.  ‘Karl Foerster’ is well suited to bog gardens, but can be planted in drier areas as well, if given medium irrigation.