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Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'

Feather Reed Grass

Plant Type: Ornamental Grass

A very popular ornamental grass noted for its naturally well-groomed habit, vertical lines, early bloom, and tolerance of wet soils. Feathery, purplish-green plumes of summer flowers gradually mature to tawny seedheads holding interest through fall and winter. Seedheads are sterile. A 2001 Perennial Plant of the Year.

SKU Size
CAGARUKFO01G #1
CAGARUKFO02G #2

Mature Height:

4-5 Feet

Mature Spread:

18-24 in

Spacing:

18-24 in

Zone:

5-9

Bloom Color:

Green, Purple, Tan

Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster' Characteristics & Attributes:

Attracts Songbirds
Attracts Songbirds
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Summer Bloomer
Summer Bloomer
Container
Container
Dried Flower/Foliage
Dried Flower/Foliage
Ornamental Grass
Ornamental Grass
Salt Tolerant
Salt Tolerant
Mass Planting
Mass Planting
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun
Partial Sun
Average Water
Average Water
Moist, Well-Drained
Moist, Well-Drained
Attributes
Border or Bed
Moist Areas
Specimen
Groupings
Erosion Control
Foliage Color
Green
Habit
Upright
Clump-forming
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Fall
Winter
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Season of Interest (Fruit)
Late Summer
Fall
Soil Moisture
Keep Well-Watered