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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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SKU: 27550

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Plant - 5" deep pot
Calamagrostis acutiflora Karl Foerster

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Additional Information
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
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.
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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 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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