36-60" tall x 24-36" wide. 'Karl Foerster' Feather Reed Grass is one of the
most famous and popular Ornamental Grasses worldwide. Rising to about 5
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 have
a subtle purple-pink color when they're new in late spring, and mature into a
warm buff color. These torch-like plumes are widely used in dried flower
arrangements. ‘Karl Foerster’ is at home in moist soils and tolerant of part
shade, salt, and humidity. Plus, Feather Reed Grass is super winter hardy, and
requires almost no care. It’s also used very effectively in large containers on
patios and terraces. Leave foliage standing over winter, for habitat and visual
interest. Cut back in late winter or spring before new growth emerges.
AM014109 (Plant - 3.5" Pot)
AM015714 (Tray of 9)
AM015713 (Tray of 18)
Karl Foerster Feather Reed Grass
Calamagrostis x acutiflora Karl Foerster
5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
|Estimated Mature Spread|
Foliage plant all season. Wheat colored seed heads form in mid summer and continue through fall.
Crown of plant should rest just at or above the surface after watering in.
Upright stalks rising above green foliage, producing feathery plumes.
Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Dry, Average, Well Draining
Easy To Grow, Attract Birds, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Low Maintenance, Good For Cut Flowers, Good For Dried Flowers, Great For Mass Plantings, Winter Interest, Good For Hedge / Screen
2001 Perennial of the Year.
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Spring / Summer, Fall
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