Calamagrostis Karl Foerster, Feather Reed Grass
Calamagrostis Karl Foerster, Feather Reed GrassCalamagrostis Karl Foester, Feather Reed Grass, landscape

Calamagrostis x acutiflora Karl Foerster, Feather Reed Grass

Karl Foerster Feather Reed Grass, Calamagrostis, has been one of our most popular grasses ever since it won the prestigious Perennial Plant Of The Year Award in 2001. Adored for its exceptional beauty, and great versatility, it delights us in so many ways. Its erect, thick green blades create impressive 5-6′ mounds. Karl Foester’s  strong, upright habit makes an excellent vertical accent for the garden. In summer, striking feathery flower spikes begin pink then mature to wheat color. Its blossoms make excellent dried flowers. It makes a stunning addition to large containers. Karl Foester easily grows in any soil and full sun.

Additional Information

Botanical Name

Calamagrostis Karl Foerster, Calamagrostis x acutiflora

Common Name

Feather Reed Grass

Bloom Color

Pink, Tan

Bloom Time

Summer

Foliage Color

Green

Light Requirements

Sun

Height

36-60″

Width

18-30″

Uses

Birds, Beds, Cut Flower, Dried Flower, Edging, Rain Gardens

Resistance

Black Walnut

Soil

Average

Water Needs

Average, Consistent

Zone

5-9

Plant Type

Grass