Calamagrostis x acutiflora Karl Foerster

Feather Reed Grass

Type: Perennials,Grasses
Height: Tall 3' (5-6' in flower) (Plant 30" apart)
Bloom Time: Summer to Late Fall
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Mostly Sunny
Zones: 4-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal
Flower / Accent: Lavender / Lavender
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep
Strong vertical appearance. Among the earliest flowering of the grasses, mannerly and attractive all year. Deep green blades with extra fluffy sandy fronds with deep purple accents in June. As the seeds mature the flower stalks turn golden and take on the appearance of shafts of wheat. Calamagrostis Karl Foerster is sterile and will not self-sow. Perennial Plant Association Plant of the Year 2001.

Features to Note:

  • Winter Interest
  • Wet Site Tolerant
  • Deer Resistant
  • Seaside/Salt Tolerant
  • Blooms for 4 Weeks or More
  • For a Sunny Spot

Calamagrostis General Information:

Calamagrostis are prized for the bold vertical accent that they lend to the border. Among the earliest flowering grasses, they are very mannerly and stay attractive all winter. Thrives in clay and wet soils. Ornamental grasses are restricted from Oregon.

Calamagrostis Plant Care:

Cut back in early spring before new growth appears. Divide in spring or fall.

$13.95 ea.
(3+) $13.50 ea.
Fall 2014
Plant Code: CAKF