Calamagrostis × acutiflora ‘Karl Foerster’

Feather Reed Grass
USDA Zone: 3-9
Selected as Perennial Plant of the Year for 2001. This grass performs well in a wide range of climates, remains attractive for months on end, and is not invasive in any way. Clumps are strongly upright, with dark green leaves. Soft feathery green plumes appear in summer, maturing into stiff wheat-colored spikes, which last into winter. May be used in large groupings towards the back of a border, but also very effective when used more as a single specimen. Hardy enough to survive in containers or tubs in most regions. Clumps may be easily divided in spring. Trim to the ground in March.
Sun Exposure   Full Sun or Partial Shade
Soil Type   Normal or Sandy or Clay
Soil pH   Neutral or   Alkaline or Acid
Soil Moisture   Average or Dry or Moist
Care Level   Easy
Flower Color   Green Mauve/Lilac
Blooming Time   Early Summer   Mid-Summer   Late Summer   Early Fall   Mid Fall
Foliage Color   Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
Accent: Good Texture/Form   Attracts Butterflies
Border    Containers
Cut Flower   Deer Resistant
Dried Flower    Drought Tolerant
Rabbit Resistant    Massed
Specimen

Flower Head Size   Large

Height    47-59 inches

Spread    23-27 inches
Foot Traffic    None

Growth Rate    Medium