Calamagrostis acutiflora Karl Foerster
Karl Foerster Feather Reed Grass
2001 Perennial Plant of the Year 48-60" tall x 24" wide (division propagated). Rather drought tolerant (but not quite xeric) and tolerating a wide range of garden soils. Feather Reed Grass has a wonderful upright growth habit, making it very useful to place behind perennials with a spreading or rounded shape. The feathery plumes emerge in early summer and ripen to handsome wheat-colored seed heads by fall. Combine with Artemisia 'Powis Castle' or Russian Sage. Plant in groups of three or five for best effect.
|Common Name||Karl Foerster Feather Reed Grass|
|Botanical Name||Calamagrostis acutiflora Karl Foerster|
|Zones||5, 6, 7, 8|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun|
|Mature Height||48-60" tall|
|Mature Spread||24" wide|
|Bloom Time||Feathery plumes emerge in early summer and ripen to handsome wheat-colored seed heads by fall.|
|Ships As||Potted Plant|
|Planting Season||Spring / Summer, Fall|
|Soil Type||Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Average Soil|
|Amount of Rain||10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"|
|Advantages||Deer Resistant, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Adds Texture|
|Ideal Region||Anywhere In The US|
|Neonicotinoid-Free||Yes - Learn More|
|Ships to Canada||No|
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- Accurate Instructions
- Looks Just Like The Pictu
- Striking Specimen Grass
- Perfect Specimen Grass
- Very Striking
Comments about High Country Gardens Calamagrostis acutiflora Karl Foerster:
Karl Foerster makes my xeriscaped front yard look like I know what I'm doing in landscaping. It looks like the pictures in the catalog; performs as described; adds interest and height to my collection of grasses and wildflowers.
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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones
To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.
- If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
- If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).
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