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Calamagrostis X acutiflora ‘Karl Foerster’ (Feather Reed Grass)

Calamagrostis X acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'
Feather Reed Grass

'Karl Foerster' Feather Reed Grass is possibly the most useful plant available for creating a strong vertical form in garden design. Even after heavy rains and strong winds, it retains its narrow, upright posture. The deep green foliage is complemented by narrow tan flower spikes. This cool season grass is long-lived, adaptable to most climates and it is sterile, so reseeding is not a problem. The flowers hold up well in fresh or dried cut flower arrangements. It will tolerate full sun to part shade, and soils ranging from gravel to clay. It is most adapted to middle and high elevations.

Plant Type Grass
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Water Needs Average
Hardiness Zone Zone 4 (-30° F)
Flower Color Tan
Flower Season Spring, Summer, Fall
Growth Rate Fast
Height 3' - 6' (ft)
Spread 1' - 2' (ft)
Spacing 18" - 24" (in)
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Birds
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Cut Flowers, Dried Arrangements, Patio and Containers
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit, Wet Soil
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Image by: MSWN
Image by: MSWN

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