Calamagrostis acutiflora Karl Foerster

Karl Foerster Feather Reed Grass

 

The world's most popular ornamental grass, 'Karl Foerster' has a strong upright habit and blooms with showy flowers that ripen to tawny seed heads that decorate the plant through the fall and winter months. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).

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Zones 5 - 8
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Adds Texture
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
Waterwise
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Bloom Time Feathery plumes emerge in early summer and ripen to handsome wheat-colored seed heads by fall.
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Size Plant - 5" deep pot
SKU 27550

Details

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.

SKU 27550
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
Soil Moisture Waterwise
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

Planting Guides

View or download our complete Planting Guide (pdf) for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.

Shipping

Our Standard Plant Shipping is 3 Days!

Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Your plant orders are scheduled to arrive within 3 days or less of leaving our greenhouses. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.

Grass Plugs & Seed: Most orders ship within 5-8 business days (all zones).

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Standard shipping costs are $4.99 and up, depending on the size of the order.

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Love this grass!

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Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Healthy
  • Looks Just Like The Pictu
  • Striking Specimen Grass
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • 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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