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Feather Reed Grass Karl Foerster - Bulk

Karl Foerster creates a dramatic garden accent, making it one of the all time favorites. (Calamagrostis acutiflora)

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Details:

Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Plant Size: 60-72" tall (5-6 feet), 24-36" wide
Light: Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Bloom Time: Foliage plant all season
Shipping: Shipping begins in mid April based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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Details
SKU 7ORN-BULK
Common Name Feather Reedgrass
Botanical Name Calamagrostis acutiflora
Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Estimated Mature Height 60-72" tall (5-6 feet)
Estimated Mature Spread 24-36" wide
Bloom Time Foliage plant all season
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Potted Plant
Foliage Color Green
Planting Season Spring, Summer
Will Tolerate Loamy Soil, Clay Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Suggested Uses Deer Resistant, Hedge / Screen, Borders, Winter Interest
Ships to Canada No
Description
This is one of the most famous and popular Ornamental Grasses worldwide, and no wonder. It is one of the clump-forming decorative grasses, with an upward architectural growth habit. That means it makes a dramatic specimen plant in garden or meadow.

Rising up to about six feet, Feather Reed Grass is famous for waving in the wind, adding motion to the landscape, even with the slightest breeze. The tall elegant feathery blooms, which take on a subtle purplish/pink color when they're new in late spring, mature into tall slender plumes of a warm buff color. These torch-plumes are widely used in dried flower arrangements.

On top of all this, Feather Reed Grass is super winter hardy, and requires almost no care. Its also used very effectively in large containers on patios and terraces.

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4.0

+ score for Feather Reed Grass

By none

from Londonderry, NH

About Me Good Gardener

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Reliable Growth
  • Steady Growth First Yr

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about American Meadows Feather Reed Grass Karl Foerster:

      Used along roadside, moderate to fair soil fertility. Fits in easily with established aborvitae and other evergreen.

       
      2.0

      Less than expected

      By tj

      from Pennsylvania

      About Me Casual Hobbyist

      Pros

        Cons

        • Slow Growth

        Best Uses

        • Border Control

        Comments about American Meadows Feather Reed Grass Karl Foerster:

        For the price I received less mature plant than expected.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        This worked perfect as a privacy hedge.

        By Summer Love

        from Myrtle Beach, SC

        About Me Casual Hobbyist

        Pros

        • Low Maintenance
        • Reliable Growth
        • Vivid Colors

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Border Control

          Comments about American Meadows Feather Reed Grass Karl Foerster:

          I love the year around colorful blooms it produces. The rewards are so wonderful with such little care. Not a fussy grass plant at all to care for.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          well-rooted plants in pots

          By verdant muse

          from washington, ct

          About Me Avid Gardener

          Pros

          • Hardy
          • Healthy

          Cons

          • Small In Size

          Best Uses

          • Outdoors

          Comments about American Meadows Feather Reed Grass Karl Foerster:

          Lovely in group plantings for natural look. Lyrical movement in breeze.
          Grows rapidly so plan for that in perennial garden.
          Takes full seasonal cycle in NE US to produce "flowers".

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          Shipping begins in mid April based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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          As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Some perennials are shipped as potted plants, some as perennial roots packed in peat.  The ‘Details’ tab describes how that item will ship. All perennials and spring-planted bulbs are packaged to withstand shipping and are fully-guaranteed. Please open upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

          Perennials and spring-planted bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our Shipping Information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or Contact Us by email.

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