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Foerster's Feather Reed Grass

Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'

Item 1401

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USDA Zone:
4-9
This plant will grow in my zone:
6
  • Light Needs
    Full sun
  • Watering Needs
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Description:

Create a stunning vertical effect with feathery stalks that emerge reddish brown in spring and turn a rich golden color in fall. Blooms two to three weeks earlier than common feather reed grass. Thrives in wet soils, yet tolerates drier conditions. Stalks make great cut flowers. Sterile seeds do not produce unwanted seedlings.

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Average Landscape Size
Foliage reaches 1 1/2 to 2 ft. tall and wide; bloom stalks reach 6 ft. tall.
Flowering Season
Botanical Name: Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'
Deciduous/ Evergreen: Herbaceous
Growth Rate: Fast
Special Feature: Clump Forming, Deer Resistant, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fall Color, Naturalizes Well, Waterwise
Foliage Color: Green
Bloom Time: Late spring to summer, persisting through fall.
Flower Color: Red
Garden Style: Rustic ,   Mediterranean
Design Ideas: This low growing ornamental grass is colorful and ever changing. With feathery flower spikes that emerge reddish-brown in spring and turn golden to buff in fall, it adds a lovely accent to naturalist, craftsman, or prarie gardens. Use as a vertical among low-growing plants or have a pair planted in distressed metal pots or bronzed urns for a minimalist look. Perfect near water gardens or terraced patios where the breeze causes the grass to sway gracefully.

Thrives in rich, moist soils, but highly adaptable. Best foliage and plumes in full sun; benefits from part shade in hottest summer climates. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; tolerates dry spells when established. Cut to the ground in late winter just before new shoots appear.

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