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Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'

Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'

Feather Reed Grass

Reddish-bronze flower spikes bloom in early summer, later maturing to a nice straw color.  One of the first grasses to bloom and one of the best medium-sized ornamental grasses.  Serves as an excellent backdrop for low growing plants and will provide movement in the garden with the slightest breeze.   

Cool season, clumping grass
Wheat-like seed heads appear in late spring and last all season long
Clump-forming and strictly upright.

Feather Reed Grass Growing and Maintenance Tips:

C. 'Karl Foerster' prefers sunny, dry conditions. It can be grown in nearly any soil, including heavy clay. Be sure to provide plenty of moisture in extremely hot weather. Cut back to 6 in. in spring before new growth begins. Propagate by division in either spring or fall.

Exposure:

Sun, Part Sun

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Height:

48-72 Inches

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Spread:

24-36 Inches

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Hardiness Zone:

5-11

Characteristics & Attributes for Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'

Attributes
Low Maintenance
Upright
Heat Tolerant
Dried Flower
Cut Flower
Flower Color
Red
Foliage Color
Green
Best Usage
Specimen
Container
Soil Moisture Preference
Average
Moist
Wet
Wildlife
Attracts Songbirds
Deer Resistant
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Boxwood Exposure
Sun (Location is sunny from late morning to late afternoon)
Part Sun (Location is primarily shaded from late morning to late afternoon)
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