Calamagrostis acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'

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Feather Reed Grass

USDA Hardiness Zone 5-9

This is a cool season, clump-forming grass that adds a nice vertical accent to the landscape.
Glossy green foliage that turns golden yellow in the fall. Plumes of burgundy tones age to wheat.

Height

24-36 Inches

Spread

24-36 Inches

Color

Mixed

Interesting Notes

PPA Perennial Plant of the Year 2001.

Bloom Time

June-July

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Offers great seasonal interest to the landscape.
Cut back in early spring.

When to Divide

every 3 years in spring or fall to retain vigor

Good Companions

False Indigo (Baptisia ), Coneflower (Echinacea Orange Meadowbrite), Asiatic Lily (Lilium ), Cranesbill (Geranium ), Butterfly Bush (Buddleia davidii), Bluemist Shrub (Caryopteris clandonensis), Joe Pye Weed (Eupatorium maculatum), Blanket Flower (Gaillardia grandiflora), Daylily (Hemerocallis ), Shasta Daisy (Leucanthemum superbum), Baby's Breath (Gypsophila paniculata), Butterfly Bush (Buddleia )

Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes & Uses
Dried Flowers
Cut Flowers
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Exposure
Full Sun
Foliage Color
Green
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Fall
Winter
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Spring
Winter
Fall
Soil Moisture Preference
Well-drained
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