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Calamagrostis acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'

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Calamagrostis acutiflora 'Karl Foerster' - Feather Reed Grass

More About Calamagrostis acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'

  • An upright habit, forming a tight clump of deep green foliage
  • Sterile flower plumes emerge purple-red, changing to a golden-tan
  • Foliage and flowers dry and persist through the fall and winter
  • Bloom Time: June to winter
  • Flower Height: 150 cm
  • Foliage Height: 100 cm
  • Grass Type: Cool Season

Interesting Notes:

Cool Season Grasses: These grasses do the majority of their growing in early spring and start again when temperatures start to cool in the fall. During the warmer summer months, they stop growing and some will even go dormant. Cool season grasses flower in the spring or early summer. Most cool season grasses grow best in a consistently moist soil.
 

 

Zone:

4

Height:

100-150 cm

Spread:

60-80 cm

Colour:

Gold
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Feather Reed Grass Growing and Maintenance Tips

Best grown in full sun to partial shade in a moist, well-drained soil, however,  will tolerate most soil types. Calamagrostis is drought tolerant, once established.  Prune foliage to ground level in the spring to make way for new growth.  


Calamagrostis acutiflora 'Karl Foerster' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Dried Flower/Foliage
Dried Flower/Foliage
Long Blooming
Long Blooming
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils
Moist to Average
Moist to Wet Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Deciduous

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum
Summer

Habit

Upright
Clumping

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Foundation planting
Woodland/woods edge
Specimen