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Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'

Feather Reed Grass

A clump-forming cool season grass that is one of the first to begin growing in the spring, around the time spring-blooming bulbs appear. Makes a beautiful vertical accent in the garden. Use around water features, by streams or in mass groupings. Yellow blooms 5-6′. Chosen plant of the year by the Perennial Plant Association in 2001. Calamagrostis a. ‘Stricta’ is a (old) synonym for Calamagrostis a. ‘Karl Foerster’

  • Height: 4' – 6'
  • Width: 24" – 36"
  • Soil Conditions: Moist/Well Drained
  • Flower Color: Yellow
  • Bloom Time: June, July
  • Hardiness Zone: 5 To 9
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  • Plant Characteristics - Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'

  • Attributes

    • Fall Color
    • Rain Garden Sun
    • Salt Tolerant
  • Plant Habit

    • Upright
  • Light Conditions

    • Sun
  • Flower Color

    • Yellow
  • Flower Hue

    • Medium
  • Flower Type

    • Panicle
  • Flower Height

    • 4' to 6'
  • Foliage Color

    • Green
  • Leaf Texture

    • Medium
  • Soil Moisture

    • Moist/Well Drained
  • Prune Time

    • April
  • Growth Rate

    • Average
  • Origin

    • Europe
  • Divide

    • Every Five Years or Longer

Possible Substitutions for Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'

20433A Miscanthus Purpurascens 1
Miscanthus sinensis 'Purpurascens'
Purple Maiden Grass
Matching Attributes
  • Height: 4' – 6'
  • Plant Habit: Upright
20776A Calamagrostis Overdam A GS
Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Overdam'
White Feather Reed Grass
Matching Attributes
  • Height: 4' – 6'
  • Plant Habit: Upright
21837A Panicum Heavy Metal A GS
Panicum virgatum 'Heavy Metal'
Blue Switch Grass
Matching Attributes
  • Height: 4' – 6'
  • Plant Habit: Upright

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