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Products > Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'
 
Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster' - Feather Reed Grass
  

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Grass
Family: Poaceae (Gramineae) (Grasses)
Origin: Garden Origin
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Purple
Bloomtime: Summer
Synonyms: [Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Stricta']
Parentage: (C. epigejos x C. arundinacea)
Height: 2-3 feet
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: <15 F
Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster' (Feather Reed Grass) - An evergreen grass in mild climates, this grass is distinguished by its feathery loose purple-tinged flowers on stalks to 6 feet tall in summer that age to a buff color by late summer. Flowers move gracefully in the wind. Foliage mounds are usually around 3 feet tall and 3 feet wide. Plant in full sun to light shade and give regular irrigation. Cut back in late winter to maintain clean fresh foliage. It can be used as a specimen plant or in borders. Calamagrostis x acutiflora cultivars are the result of crossing Calamagrostis epigejos with Calamagrostis arundinacea. Flowers are good for fresh or dry arrangements. Perennial Plant of the Year 2001.  This description is based on our research and observations of this plant as it grows in containers at our nursery, in our own garden and in other gardens. We also appreciate receiving feedback of any kind from those who have additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or have additional cultural tips that would aid others growing Calamagrostis 'Karl Foerster' .
 
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